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Dual Booting Windows 8 Upgrade With Windows 7

I have an opportunity to purchase from Microsoft a download version of Windows 8 pro for $39.99. I wish to keep my fairly new install of Windows 7 and would like to dual boot it with Windows 8. I need to know if this is possible with this special download upgrade version.

I am familiar with dual booting and beyond when I had Windows XP. I had several Windows XP disks at that time and I was able to do a dual boot using only an upgrade disk - having already in place an install of XP on the machine.

I realize that I must make another partition of the hard drive of the computer I wish to use which is a 1.5 TB drive. I fully also realize that the dual boot order must be 7 to 8 and not 8 to 7.

If this dual boot is possible and feasible I need to know what problems I might encounter with this combination. It has been years since I did a dual boot and it was only with Windows XP to XP !

Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Imal Upalakshitha

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Well this explains it all. I had no idea that I'd not be able to actually run Windows 7 once I'd activated Windows 8. I don't have the funds to get a full version - so that ends that!  I just saved myself $39 and alot of aggravation. Back in the day with XP I did this and it was ok but times have changed. I'll just stick with 7 and forget 8 ever existed. Thanks a million for saving me alot of time and trouble.
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If you are going to use both systems, you really need additional licensing as we noted above. I am not using the Windows 8 license right now as I will be getting a new laptop soon and get it with Windows 8.

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Thanks for the info !