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Old 17th August 2018, 07:13 AM   #1
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Dual boot: preserving windows 7?

I have an issue that is difficult to contemplate. Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop have issues with windows 7, but I have a structural analysis package (Algor) that is expensive as hell that wont work on 8 and 10.
I need to upgrade, yet retain 7 for the ALGOR. What is the best way to do that?

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Old 17th August 2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by rwguinn View Post
I have an issue that is difficult to contemplate. Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop have issues with windows 7, but I have a structural analysis package (Algor) that is expensive as hell that wont work on 8 and 10.
I need to upgrade, yet retain 7 for the ALGOR. What is the best way to do that?

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Dual boot is one option. Another would be to use a virtual machine for one OS. This of course assumes that you have a machine with sufficient processing power, memory, HD space, etc. to run a virtual machine. Most PC's made in tha last 10 years will do it without issue. With a VM, you can run both OS's at once. With a dual boot, you can only run one and have to reboot to switch.

VirtualBox and VMWare Player are free.
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Old 18th August 2018, 09:37 AM   #3
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Yup, that's what I do. I run Linux full time and have dual booted for games into Win7. I don't really play games anymore, so I just use Vbox with a Win7 image to run WordPerfect, and a few other apps that I enjoy using from time to time.
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Old 20th August 2018, 08:12 PM   #4
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With a VM, you can run both OS's at once. With a dual boot, you can only run one and have to reboot to switch.

VirtualBox and VMWare Player are free.

Go with CORed's answer.

Do use a virtual machine program.

Do not use dual boot.
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