Windows 10: Can a dual Win 7 & Win 10 sys drive avoid conflicts with data drives?

Discus and support Can a dual Win 7 & Win 10 sys drive avoid conflicts with data drives? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Please advise. I run a Windows 7 SSD system drive and several mechanical data drives. If I install Windows 10 on a new partition of my SSD can both... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Whiznot, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Whiznot Win User

    Can a dual Win 7 & Win 10 sys drive avoid conflicts with data drives?


    Please advise. I run a Windows 7 SSD system drive and several mechanical data drives. If I install Windows 10 on a new partition of my SSD can both operating systems read and write to my data drives without conflict?

    :)
     
    Whiznot, Jul 7, 2019
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  2. wh15 Win User

    Upgrade to Win 10 from dual boot win 7 / win xp

    I upgraded from win xp to a dual boot win xp / win 7 by using a win 7 upgrade disk. win 7 is now stable so I don't need win xp any longer and don't need a dual boot system.

    win 7 is on sata drive c with data also on that sata drive as drive d. win xp is on an old ide drive e. There is also a separate ide data disk f.

    Will I be able to upgrade the upgraded win 7 to win 10 using a win 10 upgrade - and should I disconnect the win xp ide drive e while I am doing it?

    Many thanks.
     
    wh15, Jul 7, 2019
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  3. Dual Boot Win 7/Win 10 from Separate Disk Drives

    Recently, I installed a 250GB solid state drive (SSD) on my desktop computer. I run Windows 7 HPE on that system. I have registered that machine for Windows 10 free distribution and expect to receive it sometime over the next few weeks. I don't think
    that the SSD has enough free space to install Win 10 alongside Win 7, and I want to continue to use Win 7 for a while until I become more familiar with Win 10. I'd also like to avoid the pain sometimes found by being an early adopter. So, my question is:
    Can Windows 10 be installed on a hard drive separate from Win 7 and achieve a dual boot system? If so, could someone point me to an article or wiki that will tell me how to set up a dual boot machine with the OS's on different disk drives?

    TIA

    rh
     
    RHHutchins, Jul 7, 2019
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  4. Proph3t Win User

    Can a dual Win 7 & Win 10 sys drive avoid conflicts with data drives?

    Install win 7 on a data drive?

    I just had my OS hdd crash and die last night leaving me with my only other and last hdd a 1terrabyte hdd full of stuff. There is 25 gig of free space. Can I put a partition in the free space with the win 7 disk and install win 7 on this hdd that never had an OS on it before w/out losing all of my other data. I am pretty sure the answer is no and I will have to go out and buy a new hdd but I had to ask. I have no other drives to back up my data to. *Frown Can a dual Win 7 & Win 10 sys drive avoid conflicts with data drives? :(
     
    Proph3t, Jul 7, 2019
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