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  • How can I install Windows 7 into my MS Surface Pro-4 with Windows 10 already built-in ?

    I have a particular software program that only runs in Windows 7.

    Thanks for any help.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:45 AM

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  • Hi DJQDJQ,

    Even if you cannot install Windows 7 with Windows 10 already built-in, you have an alternative. It's a virtual machine.
    Windows 10 has a feature of Hyper-V (virtual environment). I don't use Hyper-V, instead using Oracle VirtualBox. And I run virtual machines (Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, 98SE, Linux and so on) in Windows 10 (and 7).


    If your Surface Pro-4 has enough RAM and storage space, you can install VirtualBox and install Windows 7 as a virtual machine in VirtualBox.


    If you use a virtual machine of Windows 7, you can use Windows 10 and Windows 7 at the same time, i.e. you don't have to reboot and switch between Windows 10 and 7. 

    Regards,


    Ashidacchi



    • Proposed as answer by Dave PatrickMVP Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:24 PM
    • Edited by Ashidacchi Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:29 PM
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:27 AM