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Ashish Dewan asking for help regarding installation of dual OS.


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#1 ashishdewan

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:20 AM

I am Ashish Dewan from India, looking towards you for your valuable suggestions regarding installation of dual OS. I am using Windows 8.1, and I want to install Windows 7 also, the reason being Windows 8.1 is not supporting to some software I am using. I know many of you are able to help me in this regard. Please, provide your valuable suggestions quickly to make things easier for me.I have one more query. Could you please let me know the difference between Windows 732 bit and Windows 764 bit?

I am waiting for your response desperately, so please reply soon. 
 
Yours Sincerely 
Ashish Dewan


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 06:12 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !

 

Basically there are two ways to achieve what you want and you need a legal copy of Win 7 for both !  The first is to create a separate partition on your hard drive and install Win 7 into that. the other is to set up a virtual machine running in Win 8.1 and install Win 7 into the VM. I have had some success with the free version of VMWare - free to private users - and the advantage of a VM is that you can install more than one OS inside it. This is an obvious advantage if you want to experiment with say Linux as well.

 

Which way you go is up to you and what software you want to run in Win 7. Games tend not to run well in a VM but my experience with an old CAD program was that that ran very well.

 

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#3 ashishdewan

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:09 AM

Thanks, Chris Cosgrove,
I follow the instructions by you have provided. I really appreciate your answer because I asked that question, but nobody can be satisfied me. Thanks once again 
 
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Ashish Dewan





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