Windows 10: Dual boot

Discus and support Dual boot in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I created a partition (E) and would like to install 10 there. Once Windows 10 is downloaded to my system, can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Pete27540, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Pete27540 Win User

    Dual boot


    I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I created a partition (E) and would like to install 10 there. Once Windows 10 is downloaded to my system, can I specify where I want it or will it just overwrite my Windows 7 C drive?
    Thanks very much for any light you can shed on this.

    :)
     
    Pete27540, Nov 29, 2015
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  2. lacrumb Win User

    Always booting from the wrong drive

    Drive K is not a boot drive.

    If dual booting Windows located on the drive K: it will be changed to C:

    You have to do the dual boot from the BIOS.

    Check post from Andre da Costa on Dual booting.
     
    lacrumb, Nov 29, 2015
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  3. lacrumb Win User
    Boot Issues, Partitioning Errors, Backup, and Dual-Booting Windows 10

    This was in fact a dual boot problem. All VM is dual boot.
     
    lacrumb, Nov 29, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Dual boot

    First, do you have a separate, purchased license for Windows 10? If not, what you want to do violates the EULA.

    If you boot from a Windows 10 install media and select the custom install option, it will ask you where you want to install it.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 29, 2015
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  5. Pete27540 Win User
    I have been waiting for notification from Microsoft that my system was eligible for an upgrade. That appeared earlier this week. I decided to go the dual boot route because I have some older versions of software that will require Windows 7. I started the procedure but stopped it because I was concerned about it writing over my Windows 7 C drive.

    Will the file Microsoft sends me allow me to create installation media or does it just start installing it to C:
    Thanks for helping with this.
     
    Pete27540, Nov 29, 2015
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    From Windows Update (the notification that Microsoft sends you) it will only allow you to upgrade your current OS to Windows 10 because that is all that you are entitled to do for free.

    Again, what you want to do violates the End Users License Agreement and we can't help you do that. You want to run a second, separate install of Windows 10 alongside your Windows 7 - and that requires a second license to do.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 29, 2015
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  7. Pete27540 Win User
    Thanks, I wasn't aware of that.
    Pete
     
    Pete27540, Apr 4, 2018
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