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by tevensmagic-22189853808176574361935385942163 / April 20, 2009 11:00 PM PDT

Right now, is windows 7 free? Also I'm running vista home premium and want to know how to do a dual boot with vista and windows 7.

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It's not free of "strings."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 2:58 AM PDT
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That is it will stop working soon and for some the only fix will be to pay up.

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No, Windows 7 is not free...
by John.Wilkinson / April 21, 2009 3:16 AM PDT
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Windows 7 beta was offered to the general public for a limited time at no cost, but the beta expires (will completely cease to function) in August and is no longer available.

As to dual-booting, it is automatic in your case: Just install Windows 7 on a separate partition and the dual-boot setup will automatically be created.


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dual boot
by tevensmagic-22189853808176574361935385942163 / April 21, 2009 3:46 AM PDT

I am running vista home preminum and want to know how to make a partition to dual boot an OS ?

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For that task...
by John.Wilkinson / April 21, 2009 4:08 AM PDT
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You can use a partitioning tool, such as the freeware gGParted or the paid application Acronis Disk Director. The built-in partitioning capabilities of Windows Vista are likely insufficient in your case as you would most likely need to split your current/active partition in two. Instructions are supplied with those respective applications.

Hope this helps,

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