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Posted 5/14/2020 23:58 (#8257255 - in reply to #8252035)
Subject: RE: Dual Boot Windows 7 & Windows 10?



I have not done either of these so I make no guarantee.

You can set up windows 7 system as a virtual machine in Windows 10. I am pretty sure this is built into Windows 10. Also there is software called "virtual box" which also will do what you want.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_s...

https://www.virtualbox.org/

Before you start doing anything, you need to make sure you have the media (disks???) and serial numbers/access codes to reinstall your version of Quickbooks and possibly Windows 7.

If you need to set up a separate disk partition in Windows 10, it is very easy and quick.

Good luck.


Jim1_ks - 5/12/2020 16:06

Here's my story. My office computer has windows 7, which Ive ran since it first came out. I had no reason to upgrade to any of the latest systems. Ive been running Quickbooks desktop for about the past 4-5 years or so. My accountant is always after me to upgrade my Quickbooks, but since I do not do any payroll, I could find no need to upgrade that either? I did dabble with Quickbooks online earlier in the spring, as it will run on my Windows 7 operating system, but really didnt like it, as it was so different from my old Quickbook desktop version.

I have been noticing lately, more and more of my current programs "suggesting" I upgrade to windows 10, but dont want to go to Quickbooks online. So, Ive been doing some reading, and it seems I could partition my harddrive, and have both Windows 7 and Windows 10 on my computer. Is this possible, and will they coexist without any problems? Most importantly, can I do this myself?

If this would work, seems like that would solve most of my problems, if not all? I would only use the Windows 7 for the Quickbooks, and all other computer usage would flow through Windows 10.

Thanks for any input!
Jim Coady
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