Dual boot windows 8 and 7


New Member
I am trying to install Win 7 on my laptop running Win 8 so I can get a dual boot.
My laptop does not recognize win 7 booting cd .I had to change Bios to Legacy. Now ,I am getting error “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style.
Any ideas?

Thank you



Extraordinary Member
In case you only need Win 7 to run an old program, perhaps you can try doing troubleshooting compatibility on the program first to see if it will run. Otherwise, you can probably consider installing Win 7 in a virtual box:

Finally, if the concern's the interface, you can use programs like Open Shell to make Win 8.1 look like Win 7: