Installling Win7 as second OS onto an NVMe SSD

  Baloo the bear 02:44 04 Sep 2018

I'm about to build a new PC. If I install Win10 first onto a Samsung 970pro SSD and create a new partition, will I be able to install my so beloved Win7 as a second OS without any hassle? Assuming that I have a retail copy of both OSs. (in the acknowledgement of installing Win7 onto an NVMe drive is being a bit complicated) Many thanks

  Jollyjohn 10:18 04 Sep 2018

Depending on what you need W7 for, I would install VirtualBox on W10 and then install W7 as a virtual PC. This avoids the need to reboot to swap OS's. However if you want W7 for gaming, this won't work due to graphics limitations.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:31 04 Sep 2018

Windows does not like installing an older version after a newer one, if you really need win 7 install it first then install win 10 to a separate partition on the ssd.

  Jollyjohn 11:44 05 Sep 2018

I agree with Fruitbat, if you need to install both then install W7 first. Hopefully W10 will then add W7 as a boot option. Control panel - System & Security - System - Advanced System settings - Startup and recovery - There is a box "Time to display other operating systems" Good luck

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