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Help with the Dual Op-Sys, How to

hello ppl ...

i need help with installing the Win-7, currently have vista installed on my notebook, i would like to have both in dual-boot config

i got 2 partitions; 140gb and 10gb; OS and recovery repectively;

can anyone guide me through the process please ;

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First things first.

This is going to be unsupportable. Since 99.99% of laptops use a restore media or partition you can't repair the Vista OS without damage to Windows 7.

There is also no supportable method to re-size the partitions in these OEM systems.

I made the choice and upgraded my vista laptop to Windows 7 since I knew I was not going back.

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so is ther no way i can use both win?


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But look at others that do this. The screams for help make me say to avoid this when an OEM installed Windows is involved.

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You can, but...

To dual boot:
1.) Repartition the hard drive, splitting the current Vista partition in two, with the new partition to be used for Windows 7.
2.) Use an external CD/DVD drive or a bootable flash drive to install Windows 7. Do not attempt to launch the installer from within Vista as it will replace Vista, not create a dual-boot.

Note, however, that if you ever need to repair/reinstall Vista, you will lose your Windows 7 partition in the process, which is what Bob was referring to. That is the downside to using a manufacturer's OEM version of Windows.


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