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from single Os (win10pro) to dual boot (Win10 and Win 7)

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from single Os (win10pro) to dual boot (Win10 and Win 7)

#1 Post by gianry » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:54 am

Hi .
I've a lenovo T450s with Win 10 pro 64 bit on a single partition Hard drive.
I need to have another Os (windows 7 32 bit) so it is necessary to divide the hard drive space to fit another partition without delete the Windows 10 instalaltion.

please could you tell me the best procedure ?

thanks

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Re: from single Os (win10pro) to dual boot (Win10 and Win 7)

#2 Post by dr_st » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:14 am

Generally, use the disk management took to separate some of the free space onto a new partition, then install Win7 on that partition. Normally, the boot manager would properly detect both installs, and allow you to select them during boot. However, my experience is based on 64-bit installs only, not sure how the 32-bit would behave in this case.
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Re: from single Os (win10pro) to dual boot (Win10 and Win 7)

#3 Post by gianry » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:39 am

dr_st wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:14 am
Generally, use the disk management took to separate some of the free space onto a new partition, then install Win7 on that partition. Normally, the boot manager would properly detect both installs, and allow you to select them during boot. However, my experience is based on 64-bit installs only, not sure how the 32-bit would behave in this case.
ok, thanks
i'll try to follow your instuctions

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