What is easiest way to partition / multi-boot

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Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 7,314
Re: what about Win 7?

Allan Brown wrote:

This should be in response to Simon Garrett's post

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Sorry for hijacking the thread but...

I have a new Win 10 desktop and I want to install Win 7 to a new partition for similar reasons to the OP's.

My version of CorelDraw (X3) will not run under Win 10 but works very well under Win 7.

I tried many methods of doing this but Win 7 will not install. It goes to the Starting Windows screen then hangs.

From what I have read is that Win 7 does not have the drivers etc. for newer computer hardware. Files that supposedly contain these drivers are no longer available.

I have tried loading Win 7 onto a stick with no luck.

One poster (Simon Garrett ) mentioned VirtualBox.

Will this allow me to install Win 7 to a) the same partition as Win 10 or b) the new partition already created by me (Drive F)?

A VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) creates a virtual disk (or disks) for the VM that is just a .vdi file on the host machine.  No separate partition or disk needed, the virtual drives can go on any drive with enough space.

What about the missing drivers etc? I presume Win XP will also have that issue.

Well, I run both XP and W7 in VMs on a modern machine with a fairly modern processor (AMD 3900X, launched late 2019).

thanks

Allan

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