Windows 10: Dual Boot with same Windows 10

Discus and support Dual Boot with same Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a laptop with an SSD and a HDD. Windows is booted on the SSD and I read that SSDs dont last very long and was thinking when the SSD wont work... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by DonaldJ-04, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Dual Boot with same Windows 10


    I have a laptop with an SSD and a HDD. Windows is booted on the SSD and I read that SSDs dont last very long and was thinking when the SSD wont work anymore, I wont be able to use the laptop. So I wondered if I could partition the HDD and install the same Windows 10 on it with the same license, so that when the SSD breaks, I can still use the laptop. Is it possible?

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    DonaldJ-04, Dec 1, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Dual Booting with Windows 8.1


    The procedure below will allow you to boot Windows separately or in dual boot configuration.
    Here's what I recommend to do:
    1. Disconnect the drive containing Windows 8.1
    2. Install Windows 10 with one drive connected.
    3. After step 2, reconnect the drive containing Windows 8.1
    4. Boot up Windows 8.1. Open disk management and take a note of the drive letter of Windows 10 OS.
      NOTE: if you boot up Windows 10, then take a note of Windows 8.1 drive letter
    5. Open Admin command prompt and type: bcdboot X:\windows where X: is the drive letter of Windows 10 (Windows 8.1 if you boot from Windows 10 in step 4)
    6. Reboot the PC. You should have a dual boot screen.

    NOTE: To break off the dual boot setting, Win+R->msconfig->boot and delete the none default entry on the list.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 1, 2020
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  3. windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Dec 1, 2020
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  4. Dual Boot with same Windows 10

    dual boot windows xp with uefi windows 10

    Hi,

    It definitely is possible to do a dual boot of Windows 10 with a older version of Windows. There are several steps involved to successfully achieve your objective. For us to resolve your concern, we suggest you follow the step by step process provided by
    Andre Da Costa in the article:
    How to dual boot Windows 10 and older versions of Windows
    .

    This covers installing different versions of Windows alongside Windows 10 in a dual boot environment. Take note though to backup any important files that you have before proceeding with any of the steps to prevent any data loss.

    We look forward to your response once you complete the steps.
     
    Jordan Dom, Dec 1, 2020
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