If I buy a version full of professional win7 and install on a different hard drive, can I put current version win8 and duel boot?

Currently, using a full version of win7 home premium 64 on a computer, I built. I would like to win8 for some things, but continue with win7 for most legacy applications mmy.

Yes you can.

But first, install Windows 7 Professional, like any new installation, on a different hard disk / partition.

At this point, you should be able to dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional.

Now download and run Windows 8 Upgrade Wizard, to check the compatibility of the drivers and software that you use, of course hardware will support Windows 8 running Windows 7.


Download all the necessary drivers in need of update during the installation of Windows 8.

Then, perform the upgradation with Windows 7 Professional. Windows 8 Pro is currently available only for improvement.

Now, install the drivers certified for Windows 8.

Note: If you are upgrading the current Windows 7 Home Edition Premium of Windows 8 Pro, do not install Windows 7 Professional later, as Windows 8 Pro does not start correctly.

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