Windows 10: Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

Discus and support Dual Boot Win7 & Win10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I used the ISO (64bit) burnt to DVD, changed boot order to install and installed to a new 250GB HDD, setup was about 15 mins and the dual boot works... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Stephanie, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Stephanie Win User

    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10


    I used the ISO (64bit) burnt to DVD, changed boot order to install and installed to a new 250GB HDD, setup was about 15 mins and the dual boot works great, Windows 10 installed fine and Windows 7 has not been affected and runs as normal *Biggrin

    :)
     
    Stephanie, Oct 1, 2014
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  2. linmaxyc Win User

    ual boot system upgrade to windows 10

    Thanks Jessen for the hint. I was expecting a yes or no answer, since I already have a dual boot system(xp+win7), and if I upgrade win10 from win7 boot, would win7 be replaced by win10 and becomes a (xp+win10) dual boot system?

    But it looks more complicated than I thought, should I check current system has xp and win7 are installed in DIFFERENT partitions, otherwise xp would be gone after win7 is upgraded to win10 if xp and win7 are in SAME partition?
     
    linmaxyc, Oct 1, 2014
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  3. win10 home auto powers on by it's self

    So this did fix the booting into win10 first issue, i can now boot into win10 or win7 from the BCD boot menu and the win10 boot menu doesn't interfere or cause a dual boot to get back into win7.
     
    JohnBelbeck, Oct 1, 2014
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

    Great to here Steph!!
    Jeff *Smile
     
    BunnyJ, Oct 1, 2014
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  5. Stephanie Win User
    Thanks Jeff, Im impressed with Win 10 .. up to now *Biggrin
     
    Stephanie, Oct 1, 2014
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    I agree.. It's just nice and it just works!
    Jeff
     
    BunnyJ, Oct 1, 2014
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  7. Pendaws Win User
    I just got mine today and will be setting it up tomorrow but on a NEW Drive. *Smile
     
    Pendaws, Oct 1, 2014
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  8. Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

    I am going to do what you have done Stephanie. I have installed it 4 times so far. 3 times on Virtual machines. One 32,64 and a 64 bit Enterprise with Windows to Go. The first install I upgraded Windows 7 Ultimate and it went without a hitch on a real, older PC. I have a spare 149gb partition on this machine and with so few issues I am confident this will work as a main OS just fine. I can honestly remember M$ releasing buggy software than this in the past as retail.
     
    Indianatone, Oct 1, 2014
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  9. What VM do most of you use, I'd have to install to a VM on this Notebook as I can't make another partition. Plus I'd like to give Macrium a try, is the free version Macrium Reflect ?
     
    Joan Archer, Oct 1, 2014
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  10. BunnyJ New Member
    I got Win10 to work just fine in VmWare. There is a free version for non commercial use.
     
    BunnyJ, Oct 1, 2014
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  11. Thanks Jeff, this would be something I'd be doing over the weekend so just need to gather everything I need beforehand. *Smile
     
    Joan Archer, Oct 1, 2014
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  12. Boozad Win User
    Joan the link below will take you to the VMWare downloads page, VMWare Player is the very bottom product.

    Link.

    This one is for MalwareBytes.

    Link.


    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10 [​IMG]
    Note Make sure you uncheck the 'Enable Free Trial' box when installing MalwareBytes.


    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10 [​IMG]
     
    Boozad, Oct 1, 2014
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  13. odatkid Win User

    Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

    Same here but I used USB Drive to install and am dual booting with no problems. I partitioned my SSD Drive and allowed 40GB for Win 10. No problems so far...doesn't look all that different from "8". I installed "Classic Shell" and it works the same.*Cool
     
    odatkid, Oct 2, 2014
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  14. Indianatone, Oct 2, 2014
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  15. Arelem Win User
    I'd like to ask a recommendation on dual booting Win7/Win10. I'm asking because I haven't done a dual boot set up since the WinXP previews.

    I have Win7 Ultimate currently installed. Should I do as Stephanie and commit a whole drive to a Win10 install, or is it possible to install it as just another directory on the primary drive (Crucial M500 480Gb SSD)? I believe there is enough room on the primary drive to carve out a second partition to put the Win10 on.

    I know, bit of a noobish question for a guy that's been doing support for 20 years. Dual Boot Win7 & Win10 :)
     
    Arelem, Oct 2, 2014
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