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Hi All,

 

Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.

She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.

 

I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.

 

What would be the best way to dual boot?

 

Cheers,

Ben :)

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Why not blow 8 away, and just load Win 7?

 

Sounds like you're over complicating it for no reason. After all, it is her laptop. 

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What about this guide? I briefly looked at it and it seems okay.

http://www.pagestart.com/win8dbwin701181301.html

 

Largest issue is that you don't want to clobber over your Windows 8 partitions.

 

EDIT: I'd tell you to roll a vhdx solution with native boots and not deal with dual partitions, but that's going be more headache and error prone than just doing the dual partition.

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