Windows 10: How to dual boot Windows 7 ON Windows 10

Discus and support How to dual boot Windows 7 ON Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Here are the things that should be taken into consideration: Windows 10 currently installed UEFI (Legacy/BIOS is supported but I do not prefer using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by excel0, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. excel0 Win User

    How to dual boot Windows 7 ON Windows 10


    Here are the things that should be taken into consideration:
    • Windows 10 currently installed
    • UEFI (Legacy/BIOS is supported but I do not prefer using it as it may cause more problems in the future)
    • 1 Hard Disk Drive

    Goals:
    • Install Windows 7 on another partition
    • Maintain my current Windows 10 installation
    • NOT have to switch to Legacy/BIOS mode

    I found this: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ndows-8-a.html
    But it assumes a Windows 7 installation and subsequently dual booting Windows 10 on it. What I would like is essentially the opposite.

    :)
     
    excel0, Mar 3, 2016
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  2. Andre Da Costa, Mar 3, 2016
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  3. Andre Da Costa, Mar 3, 2016
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  4. ARC
    Arc Win User

    How to dual boot Windows 7 ON Windows 10

    It seems that the HDD is already a GPT one.

    You may follow these steps:
    Hopefully your project will be completed.
     
  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    NavyLCDR, Mar 3, 2016
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  6. excel0 Win User
    That's the thing. I did that and when it starts to load up on the Windows Logo (the Windows 7 logo startup animation with the four orbs combining to make a Windows logo) it freezes. All the solutions I could find about that problem involves switching back to Legacy. I could have just posted that as my problem but I was hoping someone would post something that does not use that method.

    New Problem: How to boot Windows 7 installation in UEFI
    Alternatively, How to install Windows 7 without using standard install method
     
    excel0, Mar 4, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

    The only difference is that your disk should already be GPT so don't delete all the existing partitions on it - just pick the empty NTFS partition that you created for Windows 7 to install to.
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 4, 2016
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  8. ARC
    Arc Win User

    How to dual boot Windows 7 ON Windows 10

  9. heroleo Win User
    Windows 7 does not support uefi secure boot, so you may need to disable uefi secure boot feature in bios.
     
    heroleo, Mar 4, 2016
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  10. excel0 Win User
    I have done it! I apologize for wasting your time.
    The reason why I do not want to use Legacy was because there would be some error that would not allow me to install it unless I completely rebuild the HDD from scratch. I don't know what happened but this time it seemed to allow me to install it now.


    I used the Windows 7 UEFI install via USB which used the rufus software and to extract the installer to the Flashdrive. I simply switched to Legacy mode and everything went fine. I have now effectively dual booted Windows 10 and Windows 7. Thank you all for your time and effort.
     
    excel0, Apr 4, 2018
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