Hunky Dork has the following question:
I run only one PC. I have Vista and am very happy with it.
I’d love to try 7 but I fear a lot of progams game etc would not work yet on it.
Is there a way to install Windows 7 on dual boot as a second OS ? ? ?
Keep up the good work
Thanks for the question. In this guide, you’ll learn how to dual boot Windows 7 with Vista or XP. I’ve decided to link to Lifehacker’s guide on the procedure as it’s very clear and easy to follow.
Note: Before following the procedure below, consider Good_bytes’ procedure in the comments.
Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows XP or Vista
Step 0: Download the Windows 7 Beta and Burn It to a DVD
Assuming you’ve already downloaded a fresh copy of Windows 7, you’ll need to burn it to a DVD in order to do a fresh installation. To handle this task, grab a copy of the most popular CD and DVD burning tool ImgBurn, burn the ISO to a DVD, and move right along to step 1.
Step 1: Partition Your Hard Drive
Before you go installing Windows 7, the first thing you need to do is create a new partition on your hard drive to hold the new installation of Windows. Partitioning your hard drive will vary depending on whether you’re running XP or Vista—namely because Vista has a partition tool baked in, XP does not.
Continued at Lifehacker