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Dual Booting Windows 7 and 8 on SSD with Windows 8 as Starting OS

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March 28, 2013 8:46:12 AM

Hi,

I have an Inspiron 17R SE with a SDD and a HDD and Windows 8 64-bit running from the SSD. I want to partition the SSD with Windows device manager and install Windows 7 Ultimate, so that I can dual boot.

Could there be potential problems if the older OS isn't installed first?

Will Windows 7 install only on the SSD, or will it install across the SSD and HDD?

Thanks.

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a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
March 28, 2013 9:22:14 AM

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Could there be potential problems if the older OS isn't installed first?


No

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Will Windows 7 install only on the SSD, or will it install across the SSD and HDD?


It should only install on the SSD empty partition that you created via the Disk Manager. to be sure you could take out the HDD before installing Win7.
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March 28, 2013 9:29:22 AM

Thank you, this is exactly the answer I was looking for.
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