We are going to teach you How to install Windows 7 along with Windows 10? In this tutorial, You are going to learn How you can install Windows 7 on Windows 10 without data loss?
This guide has specifically been made for non-techie persons, Who don’t want to take risk of data loss.
This article is not about downgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 7. You may call it Windows dual boot.
If you need, Here is a step by step guide on How to downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 10?
Preparations Before Getting Started
Before getting started, To avoid time waste and any inconvenience, Download all important device drivers such as Wifi, Ethernet, graphics, and other drivers.
This Windows dual boot installation guide requires you have a Windows 7 DVD, The ISO image file of Windows 7, or a Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive.
The stored copy of the Windows 7 DVD can be used as well for installation.
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How To Create A Separate Partition For Windows 7 Installation Along With Windows 10?
To be on the safe side and avoid data loss, Create a separate partition for Windows 7 installation.
If you have installed Windows 7 in a separate partition, You can easily uninstall or re-install Windows 7 without any data loss.
You can shrink a partition for this purpose without any data loss.
To shrink and create a new partition, Go to the start menu and type in Computer Management.
Click on Computer Management to open it up.
Click on Storage and then Disk Management.
We need a partition with a minimum of 28GB of disk space for installation. You may increase the size If you need.
Right-click on a partition that has more than 25GB of free disk space, You want to shrink and click Shrink Volume.
Set the amount of required disk space amount. Take help of online GB to MB converter. If you don’t know how many megabytes are there in one gigabyte?
After shrink is complete, Right-click on the unallocated partition and click New Simple Volume.
The partition is now ready for Windows 7 installation.
How To Dual Boot Windows 7 On Windows 10? Installation
Before getting started, We suggest to save your work. The installation process needs one or two restarts.
To install Windows 7 with Windows 10, You can use Windows 7 DVD, the ISO image file of Windows 7, or bootable USB flash. You can also use a stored copy of the Windows 7 DVD.
Suggested – We have made a tutorial on downloading the ISO image of Windows 7 from Microsoft. We have covered Windows 7 bootable USB creation as well. Here is the tutorial on How to download Windows 7 from Microsoft website?
We are going to use an ISO image file of Windows 7. Double click on the ISO image to mount it virtual drive or open it up.
Double click on the setup file to kick start the installation.
Click install now and wait for 5 to 20 seconds.
Click on the second option. You may go for the first option If you like to get updates. We recommend the second option.
Checkmark I accept the license terms, and click Next.
Click on the second option Custom advanced.
Highlight the partition or drive, We’ve created earlier and click Next.
The installation has begun. It may take 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the speed of the PC and hard disk.
Restart Your PC
Click restart now for the next step. Don’t interfere. Windows will now do the rest of the process on its own.
Do not press any key. Let Windows complete the rest of the process.
Install Device Drivers For Windows 7
Windows 7 installation is now complete. Choose a username and make other settings.
You now need to install Wi-Fi, video, audio, and other device drivers to make your PC work properly.
Our tutorial on How To Install Missing Drivers In Windows 10/8/7 will help you download, update and install device drivers.
How To Switch Between Windows 7 And Windows 10?
To switch between Windows 7 and Windows 10, Restart your PC.
You will be given 30 seconds to choose to boot Windows 10 or Windows 7.
Highlight the operating system of your choice and hit Enter.
We hope you find this tutorial useful and you have managed to install Windows 7 along with Windows 10.
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