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Is it possible to install Windows 7 in more than one partition on the same HDD?

By georgetok
Nov 28, 2009
  1. I have dual boot Win XP & Win -7 system.

    I was wondering if it was possible to install Win-7 again on another partition on the same Hard disk & thus having two partitions with Win-7 on the same HDD ?

    If yes tnen is it possible to install again Win-7 on the 4th partion making the HDD with 3 Win 7 & one Win XP ?

    If yes would there be any complications created in doing this ?

    Would it allow me to boot using any one of 4 OSs ?

    Has any one tried this successfully ?

  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    It's possible, but also highly unnecessary if you ask me. Why are you looking to install the same OS three times? The only complications you would most likely run into is the OS selection menu (not knowing which is which) and the drive letters being arranged in a peculiar fashion due to having so many partitions. You might run into some future problems with disk structure and permissions down the road as well.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Yes, but i've never heard of anyone who has, sounds like a waste of time I think, but if you want you should be able too.
    Actually microsoft may get mad at you, though I don't think they will.
  4. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Its doable but pointless.
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