Windows 10: Macrium Dual Boot Plan Help

Discus and support Macrium Dual Boot Plan Help in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Have: # 250 GB Samsung SSD installed on laptop with partitions: 1.17GB system, 221.95 GB W7 Ultimate, 9.76 GB Recovery # New 1TB Western Digital Blue... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Represent91754, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Macrium Dual Boot Plan Help


    Have:
    # 250 GB Samsung SSD installed on laptop with partitions: 1.17GB system, 221.95 GB W7 Ultimate, 9.76 GB Recovery
    # New 1TB Western Digital Blue SSD
    #Macrium image of 250 GB Samsung SSD with partitions: 1.17GB system, 198.66 GB W10, 9.76 GB Recovery. This was a clean W10 install on the same laptop and was imaged before going back to W7 Ultimate (due some apps not working well with W10)

    Hardware: x201 ThinkPad

    What I want to do:
    Dual boot W7 U and W10 2004. Have boot menu be modern W10 GUI rather than old style W7 boot menu. 10 year old laptop so this will be legacy boot.

    Plan:
    1)Using Macrium clone, the existing 250 GB Samsung SSD with W7U to the new 1TB WD SSD. Remove Samsung SSD and install the new 1TB WD SSD.
    2)Create 2 additional partitions. One for W10 and the other for Data only (to be shared between OS). Planning for 200GB for W10 and remainder for Data Only.
    3)Use Macrium Boot Repair (USB) to create proper boot menu.
    4)Change boot order to W10 first using the following command. How to change the boot UI back to modern

    Licenses:
    # W7 installation is OEM W7 Pro upgraded to W7 Ultimate
    # W10 2004 image resulted from failed upgrade from W7 U to W10 2004. I then clean installed to the same Samsung SSD and it worked fine. As stated above, old programs that would not run properly on W10 caused me to go back to W7 (by restoring an image of the drive using a Windows image and the W7 repair utility rather than Macrium).
    Question: Will MSFT require activation of W10 again? Not let me run W7 U?
    If W10 activation becomes issue, can I use a W8 Upgrade Key I bought years ago but didnt use? I also have a no longer used XPP key. This was used to upgrade XP Home but that laptop is out of use.

    Appreciate any tips and feedback before I start this project. Am waiting for the new drive to arrive.

    :)
     
    Represent91754, Jun 22, 2020
    #1
  2. Jerry8AB Win User

    Macrium Boot Question

    Macrium Boot Question

    I use Windows 10 and a Macrium recovery program. My BIOS is set where the optical disk for CDs and DVDs are not set to recognize a CD/DVD disc as the first priority to boot from.

    What are the steps I should take to make my Macrium Rescue Disk as being first to boot from?

    Thanks,

    Jerry
     
    Jerry8AB, Jun 22, 2020
    #2
  3. Help on Dual Boot

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you would like to dual boot the computer.

    I would like to inform you that, it is possible to install Windows 10, only if Windows XP is preinstalled on the computer. If
    you are trying to install Windows XP just to run a particular software, I suggest you to run the program in compatibility mode and check if it helps.

    I suggest you to run the program in Compatibility mode, please follow the below steps:

    1) Right click on the Program

    2) Click on Properties

    3) Click on Compatibility tab

    4) Select Run this program in compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop down list.

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Jun 22, 2020
    #3
  4. Macrium Dual Boot Plan Help

    Macrium Dual Boot Plan Help

    Have:
    # 250 GB Samsung SSD installed on laptop with partitions: 1.17GB system, 221.95 GB W7 Ultimate, 9.76 GB Recovery
    # New 1TB Western Digital Blue SSD
    #Macrium image of 250 GB Samsung SSD with partitions: 1.17GB system, 198.66 GB W10, 9.76 GB Recovery. This was a clean W10 install on the same laptop and was imaged before going back to W7 Ultimate (due some apps not working well with W10)

    Hardware: x201 ThinkPad

    What I want to do:
    Dual boot W7 U and W10 2004. Have boot menu be modern W10 GUI rather than old style W7 boot menu. 10 year old laptop so this will be legacy boot.

    Plan:
    1) Using Macrium clone, the existing 250 GB Samsung SSD with W7U to the new 1TB WD SSD. Remove Samsung SSD and install the new 1TB WD SSD.
    2) Create 2 additional partitions. One for W10 and the other for Data only (to be shared between OS’). Planning for 200GB for W10 and remainder for Data Only.
    3) Use Macrium Boot Repair (USB) to create proper boot menu.
    4) Change boot order to W10 first using the following command. How to change the boot UI back to modern

    Licenses:
    # W7 installation is OEM W7 Pro upgraded to W7 Ultimate
    # W10 2004 image resulted from failed upgrade from W7 U to W10 2004. I then clean installed to the same Samsung SSD and it worked fine. As stated above, old programs that would not run properly on W10 caused me to go back to W7 (by restoring an image of the drive using a Windows image and the W7 repair utility rather than Macrium).
    Question: Will MSFT require activation of W10 again? Not let me run W7 U?
    If W10 activation becomes issue, can I use a W8 Upgrade Key I bought years ago but didn’t use? I also have a no longer used XPP key. This was used to upgrade XP Home but that laptop is out of use.

    Appreciate any tips and feedback before I start this project. Am waiting for the new drive to arrive.
     
    Represent91754, Jun 22, 2020
    #4
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