After building my PC, I found out that the latest CPUs and mobos don't support Windows 7 anymore, so I installed Windows 10, I really want to dual boot my pc with Windows 7 so I did my research, I found this article (really helpful): Windows 7 Image Updater

I tried the tool from that article, but did not succeed with this error:

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I think It's because I did not disable the secure boot, the reason I didn't disable it is after research about secure boot its possible that it will cause boot issue in my current installed os(Windows 10), I don't want to do that because this is also my workstation with important files.

So I guess adding Windows 7 support on my mobo, I won't need to disable secure boot and will able to use Windows 7, If this is correct, can anyone please help me with this?

My specs:

I tried on both CSM is enabled and disabled, but had the same results.

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    Disabling Secure Boot does not cause issues with Windows 10. But you shouldn't be using Windows 7 anyway, its support is about to end. – GabrielaGarcia Jul 12 at 15:43
  • I want Windows 7 for some reasons, but on my mobo, I need to delete a secure boot key as I remember, I also found issues that they are not able to boot to their os after disabling it. – NicoTing Jul 12 at 15:53
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    Why not install Windows 7 in a virtual machine and avoid the dual-boot headache? Also, letting both Windows 10 & 7 read a common disk can even destroy the disk. (Add to your comment @harrymc for me to be notified.) – harrymc Jul 12 at 15:56
  • For the same reason the years ago you wanted XP. That's just so flawed reasoning. Good luck with your project. – GabrielaGarcia Jul 12 at 15:57
  • @harrymc wont be able to do what I want if in VM. – NicoTing Jul 12 at 15:59

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