Install Windows 7 after Windows 8 (Dual Boot)


  • Hi,

    Is there a way to re-install Windows 7 after Windows 8 and preserve the integrity of a Dual Boot (between both)?

    They are both on separate hard drives. I'd like to wipe the Windows 7 drive and then cleanly re-install it, but do not want to cause harm to the primary Windows 8 install. I have a feeling Windows 7 will do something to the boot partition.

    • Edited by RobHague Sunday, August 26, 2012 5:37 PM
    Sunday, August 26, 2012 5:36 PM


  • Hi,

    It will turn back to the original boot menu(black background). If there is no Windows 8 boot partition, you can use following command to add it.

    Bcdboot f:\Windows
    <I assume your Windows 8 is installed on f drive>

    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by RobHague Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:18 PM
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:14 AM