Windows 10: Dual Boot Win 7 and Win10

Discus and support Dual Boot Win 7 and Win10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Apologies if this is 'old hat'. I'm having trouble with win 10 (getting wifi working) and have a thread specifically on that subject already open. I'm... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by quarkrad, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. quarkrad Win User

    Dual Boot Win 7 and Win10


    Apologies if this is 'old hat'. I'm having trouble with win 10 (getting wifi working) and have a thread specifically on that subject already open. I'm in the position of installing win10 on my son's laptop and soon have to give it to him - but he lives 80 miles away. Win10 does not work in terms of wifi on this laptop but wifi does with win 7 so how can I resolve this win10 issue when I do no have the laptop? I can remotely access the laptop so is there an option of giving him back the laptop in a dual booting mode using win7 and win10? The win10 install licence is derived from the win7 key so what would the situation be if both OSs were install of the same machine - would it work?

    :)
     
    quarkrad, Jan 29, 2016
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  2. Can we install Win 7 along wide Win 10 without uninstalling Win10

    I've bought a laptop with Win10 (x64) pre-installed. Now due to some software compatibility, I need to install Win7.

    Is it possible to install Win 7 along side Win 10 without uninstalling Win10? Dual-booting Win 10 and Win 7.
     
    comparsian, Jan 29, 2016
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  3. I would like to install that windows 7 for a dual boot with Win10 on an empty drive

    Original Title: Dual boot, Win10 with Win 7

    I have installed windows 10 some months ago, i have my older copy of original windows 7 on DVD, i would like to install that windows 7 for a dual boot with Win10 on an empty drive. Is this possible and how to start with it?

    I had read that you can not install older versions when you have newer versions of Windows during a dual boot.
     
    AmeyaPatkar, Jan 29, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Dual Boot Win 7 and Win10

    In my opinion based on my limited understanding................... your Win 10 will NOT get activated on the dual boot setup.
    It is because your Win 7 is on the computer and its product key is considered " in use".
    You cannot use the same key to activated another OS installation even it is installed in the same computer.

    That said, I remember distinctly during the Windows Technical Preview era, I had a Win 7 Home Premium laptop which I setup a partition and installed the Preview into it. And it got activated automatically.

    So, heck, I can be wrong completely.
     
    davidhk, Jan 29, 2016
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