Windows 10: Can you dual-boot Windows 10 and 7 (10 installed first) without booting onto the USB drive?

Discus and support Can you dual-boot Windows 10 and 7 (10 installed first) without booting onto the USB drive? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; The title is the question. I've dual-booted before with Windows 10 installed first, with 8.1, but can you do it without booting onto the USB? Thanks,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AAAAAAAAAAAA1, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Can you dual-boot Windows 10 and 7 (10 installed first) without booting onto the USB drive?


    The title is the question. I've dual-booted before with Windows 10 installed first, with 8.1, but can you do it without booting onto the USB?

    Thanks,

    OldBo5/AAAAAAAAAAAA1

    :)
     
    AAAAAAAAAAAA1, Aug 8, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Aug 8, 2019
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  3. Melvis Win User
    What is the best way to set up a dual boot of Windows 7 and 10 after a fresh install of Windows 10

    Windows 7 and 10 hate each other, I had dual boot W7/10 and they just want to repair each other all the time which ends up screwing the install and then refuses to boot. You have to install W7 first I think then Windows 10, you cant do it the other way around. This was on 2 separate HDDs
     
    Melvis, Aug 8, 2019
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  4. Jborg Win User

    Can you dual-boot Windows 10 and 7 (10 installed first) without booting onto the USB drive?

    windows 10 slow boot

    I was having a slow boot issue on my Windows 7 install a little while back. It would take about 30 - 40 extra seconds to boot up for whatever reason.

    I would try following these steps, while this didn't solve my issue, it did increase Read/Write to where it should be.

    http://www.disk-partition.com/kb/tips-ssd-optimization-windows7-1.html

    Looks to be similar to this: SSD Optimization for Windows


    In the end, I had to reinstall my Windows 7 entirely to fix the booting issue. It was taking around 35 seconds to boot, and after the fresh install it takes about 7 seconds to boot.
     
    Jborg, Aug 8, 2019
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Can you dual-boot Windows 10 and 7 (10 installed first) without booting onto the USB drive?

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