Installing windows 7 without clearing hhd Tags: Windows 7 Hard Drives Windows 8 Last response: June 13, 2012 7:40 AM in Windows 7 Share samyfitz5 June 13, 2012 7:08:03 AM i am using windows 8 do i need to clear my hdd to install windows 7 since i have alot of downloaded stuff. More about : installing windows clearing hhd dodger46 a b $ Windows 7 a b * Windows 8 June 13, 2012 7:27:31 AM If you have plenty space on your HDD create a new partition and install 7 there, you will then have dual boot choice 7 or 8. You other data will not be affected, but backup your essentials just in case... dodger46 a b $ Windows 7 a b * Windows 8 June 13, 2012 7:40:31 AM Assuming they have the same diskmanagement in 8 try this and substitute 8 for 7 and 7 for XP...http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8790/dual-boot-your-pre-... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSSD, HHD and msata ForumCan I use a SSD for my OS and a enternal HHD as my only hard drives.? ForumWindows from HHD to SSD Forumhhd not found when installing windows 7 help needed on new build ForumWiping a laptop HHD ForumBlack Screen in Windows 7 occurs after installing a second Radeon 5850 ForumInstalling OS/drivers/updates on SSD? and everything else on HHD ? ForumSSD vs HHD vs RAID0 HDD ForumDrive cloning without system file clone. ForumBest configuration for SSDs and HHD ForumSsd and hhd ForumInstalling SSD & Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Dell PC - Can I dual boot? ForumSSD vs HHD . Which configuration would deliver FASTER RESULTS? ForumInstalling a ssd as my primary ForumConnecting Win XP 32 bit HHD to Win 7 64 bit rig - HHD won't show up ForumWich sata port for my HHD ? ForumProblem installing Windows 7 with Asrock Z68 extreme 3 gen / i 7 2600k ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumWindows xp ip conflict with windows7 ForumI have installed windows 7 32 bit with ip 192.168.0.1 and one windows xp with ip More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !