Learn How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or 8

If you are using Windows 7 or 8 and with Windows 10 launched not too long ago. It’s quite obvious that you would want it on your PC. After all Windows 10 has so many exciting features that you would at least want to test it out. Now, the question that arises is that, ‘is there a way to install it over your existing Windows’? The answer is yes. So, how do you go about doing this? Curious to find out then continue reading.

To be able to download Windows 10 on the same PC you will first have to create space in your existing PC. To be able to create space you will first have to resize your Windows. To know how to resize and create space read on

Creating Space:

1. Begin by clicking on Start menu then, right click on Computer.

2. When you do that, from the drop down menu click on Manage.

3. In the Computer Management window click on, Disk Management there you will see the C-Drive there.

4. You can right click on the C- drive when you do that, from the pop up menu you can click on Shrink Volume. This might take a while but it will help you make a partition out of it.

5. Once, it is done another small window opens giving information on how much space is available after you shrink. At the bottom right side of the window click on the button Shrink.

Now you will be able to see the exact amount of unallocated space available.

6. All you need to do is right click on the unallocated space and click on New Simple Volume from the pop up menu.

7. Now you can go ahead and give that part of the drive a new letter so that it will be easier for you and give the Volume label Windows 10

With two separate drives, you can now go ahead and download Windows 10 onto the same PC.

Downloading Windows 10 and Boot the Installer:

1. The suggested way is to download it or burn it on a DVD or USB drive and leave the DVD or USB in the computer and reboot and it is most likely to boot into the Windows installer.

2. As the computer is starting press F2 and click on the Boot tab and below it click on the CD-ROM Drive and then press F10

3. Now you will see Window 10 opening click on the Install button that appears on the screen.

4. Make sure to Custom Windows install (Advanced) only. Immediately a window opens asking Where do you want to install Windows, click on Drive unallocated space.

5. When you click on it at the bottom click on New then click on Apply.

6. Once you do that then click on Next. Finally, you a window opens stating Installing Windows.

You will now be able to choose between Windows 10 or 7. While doing this if you have lost any data then just remember that retrieving data from formatted C drive is easy. All you need to do is click on the link given.

Learn How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or 8 was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by John Harris

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