As my question states: Can Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 be installed on a 7th generation or 8th generation intel chip computer? What I want to do is partition my 'new' computer and make a dual boot. I want to do this for I have an 'old' software that is still used but will not run on Windows 10.
7th gen and later processors will only run Windows 10 64-bit.
Can you make windows 7 and 8 run? Maybe, maybe not. In either case, you are not supported and must deal with any issues yourself. There are no drivers available for anything less than Windows 10.