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how do i install windows 7 on a windows 8.1 hard drive

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February 10, 2014 10:41:18 PM

I want to be able to boot from win 7 on my laptop, which has win 8.1. I understand that a dual boot is possible and partitions must be created, but I am clueless about win 8.1 and I don't wanna mess things up. :pt1cable: 

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a c 496 * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
February 11, 2014 12:35:35 AM

offcenter said:
I want to be able to boot from win 7 on my laptop, which has win 8.1. I understand that a dual boot is possible and partitions must be created, but I am clueless about win 8.1 and I don't wanna mess things up. :pt1cable: 

Use the same tools as you would with win 7. Disk Manager (Winkey plus X) to shrink your 'C' drive by around 100Gb (Rt click drive and select 'Shrink Volume') then create a new partition with the Unallocated space. (Rt click and 'New Simple Volume') Change your Boot order to make DVD 1st option and run your Installation disk. Choose your newly created partition to install to at the 'where do you want to install Windows' screen...

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