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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.

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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