1. nrimolde's Avatar
    I have a custom built PC that is currently running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am interested in doing a clean install. The problem with that is that I would like to install my free Windows 10 upgrade alongside my copy of Windows 7. That way I could slowly configure 10 and migrate my stuff over from 7 myself and then delete the Windows 7 partition later.

    Is there any way I could do this without having to actually buy Windows 10? It would be much easier for me, quite possibly other people too.

    Thanks in advance.

    Nathan
    08-04-2015 06:22 PM
  2. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Its a lot of work and you need some extra storage space depending on you 7 Install size, but make a image of your 7 setup, upgrade to 10 make a new partition and restore the 7 image to your new drive? That seems like it would work..
    08-04-2015 07:35 PM
  3. netmann's Avatar
    I have a custom built PC that is currently running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am interested in doing a clean install. The problem with that is that I would like to install my free Windows 10 upgrade alongside my copy of Windows 7. That way I could slowly configure 10 and migrate my stuff over from 7 myself and then delete the Windows 7 partition later.

    Is there any way I could do this without having to actually buy Windows 10? It would be much easier for me, quite possibly other people too.

    Thanks in advance.

    Nathan
    The only way is if you have a copy (dvd or iso) of win7sp1 or win8 laying around, you can install it in a separate partition which later can be upgraded to win10 and dual booted with your win7u.
    08-04-2015 08:29 PM
  4. nrimolde's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking I might try taking an image of my Windows 7 partition and see if I can do it that route, may or may not work of course. As for a spare copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8, I do have a spare, but it is 32-bit. I might be able to trick it into installing 64 though as I have in the past. That trick may actually be my best bet.
    08-05-2015 05:29 PM

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