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Discus and support Migrating Windows 10 to Second Partition on a Windows 7 Hard Drive.... in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have two hard drives on my Desktop PC. One hard drive has Windows 10, the other hard disk has Windows 7. I have been multi-booting by changing which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Tam, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. TAM
    Tam Win User

    Migrating Windows 10 to Second Partition on a Windows 7 Hard Drive....


    I have two hard drives on my Desktop PC. One hard drive has Windows 10, the other hard disk has Windows 7. I have been multi-booting by changing which disk to boot in Bios.

    I would like to clone my Windows 10 to a second partition on the hard drive that has my Windows 7 hard drive. Can I make the system a dual boot system after that? And id so, how would I go about doing this?

    Thank you very much.

    :)
     
  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Aug 30, 2020
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  3. Boyfriend Win User
    windows 7 (one partition dissapeared)

    It sometimes happens. On my supervisor computer, a partition was made when he was using Windows XP with a third party software. With each fresh install, I have to assign a letter manually to that partition, else it don't show up in explorer even for Windows 7 RTM fresh install. I have seen it, that's why I have suggested the procedure.
     
    Boyfriend, Aug 30, 2020
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  4. Jetster Win User

    Migrating Windows 10 to Second Partition on a Windows 7 Hard Drive....

    How to install Windows 7 on a 4TB hard drive? UEFI?

    That's correct. To install Windows 7 to a 4 Tb partition you have to have UEFI. You can set a partition of 2tb then after you install Windows you can make the second partition active as a separate drive. Using the entire space If you install Windows to another drive you can set the whole drive as active. You still should use GPT
     
    Jetster, Aug 30, 2020
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