How Do I Set Up A Dual Boot?

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  1. french01

    french01 Member

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    My new computer came with Windows 8 to which I upgraded to 8.1. Here's the problem, I HATE it!

    I want to install my Windows 7 cd on it.
    Can I run a dual boot or nuke Windows 8.1 completely and re-install Windows 7 [ Home Premium] edition?


    Thanks in advance for the advice and or help..:)

    Sorry if this question has already been asked, I'm really, really frustrated at the moment and you've always given me great advice on this blog Raymond....
     
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    ted Prominent Member

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    I think Windows 8.1 is better than 7 myself in appearance no that is why I use Classic Shell to bypass all that metro crap http://www.classicshell.net/ btw it's free

    btw if downgrading i would reformat myself and completely nuke 8.1
     
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    I'm with you in not being a fan of Windows 8/8.1

    If it's just the missing Start menu you hate then there are ways around that, if it's pretty much the whole o/s, simply overwrite it (making sure you have backed up what you want) when installing Windows 7. You'll get an option when choosing the drive to put win 7 on to format the drive, simply do that and 8 will be gone. :)
     
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    Thanks a lot for your help.

    I'm just getting acquainted with Windows 8.1. I myself like it so far, but hubby wanted to put a dual boot on it... I guess this can't be done so he'll probably nuke it..

    Once again, thank you so much for your replies.. Very, very helpful...
     

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