Friends we already covered many tutorial on our blog today we are going to cover how you can easily Dual Boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 Operating system. Keep on reading.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 are two of most popular versions from Microsoft. When the first version became popular due to its exceptionally awesome stability and performance, the latter did show its rarity through the change of User Interface, by means of the introduction of Metro UI that is also known as Modern UI
This UI, which gives more priority for the content of Application, almost satisfies all users of Windows 8, no matter their level of expertise in using Win based PCs. Even though there were some complaints, regarding the usability, especially from technology critics, most of users suggested that this new OS is really awesome.
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Overview about Dual Booting Windows 8 and Windows 7 :
Keep on reading to know more about how you can Dual Boot Windows 8 along with Windows 7. We have given perfect and well researched tutorial.
However, for most of you a sudden and complete shift to from one operating system to another is hardly possible, especially if you have been using versions like Win 7 for a long while.
Then, we hope that you would love to keep both of these operating systems in your PC for multiple purposes. Nevertheless, the procedure of installing both of these operating systems in your PC is not an easy job, especially if you lack that much technical skills and experience with this operating system. Here, we would like to give you an effective tutorial for installing both Windows 7 as well as Windows 8 so that you can select the appropriate operating system when your PC boots up.
[Tutorial] Dual Boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 Easily
Hope this can help you guys. This tutorial is for PCs, in which you have already installed Windows 7 and want it to become the default OS of your PC, even after installing Win 8 in it. Except some sections, requiring high precision, the process to dual boot Windows 8 & Windows 7 is easy.
We are actually installing Windows 8 in an extra disk partition. Therefore, first, you have to create a new partition in Win 7. You can make use of the Disk Management tool to make new partition. First, open disk management through following steps.
- Go to Start Menu
- Type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ and hit Enter button.
Now, you are in Disk Management section. Find out the hard drive partition, where you have installed Windows 7. Right click on the partition and click on option ‘Shrink Volume’. Keep in mind that the process is not possible if your hard drive is striving for free space. Type the amount of space you want to shrink and click okay.
As the minimum space required for installing Windows 8 is 20GB, you should give more than that. Once you have done shrinking right, you can see some allocated space in your disk management.
Now, we can move to the installation section of Windows 8. For doing that, insert your DVD or plug-in the USB, where you have installed Windows 8 using some USB Installation tools.
On the screen, you can see two options: Upgrade and Custom Install. Unless you want to upgrade your entire PC to Windows 8, you should choose the custom installation option. Then, you can find a list of disk partitions. From the list, you should select that ‘unallocated’ labelled partition.
Wait some minutes to install Windows 8 in your PC. In seconds, your system will boot up in new version of OS, showing an OS selection menu. You can now select the appropriate OS and start working.
So friends I hope you enjoyed this tutorial to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7 and if you faced any issue then please do comment and let us know about it.