Windows 10: Multiple different OS on removable disks on a computer

Discus and support Multiple different OS on removable disks on a computer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have just installed Win 10 Pro 64 bits onto a removable disk which slides into a sata caddy on a new machine. I understand that in some way Microsoft... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by marc1234, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. marc1234 Win User

    Multiple different OS on removable disks on a computer


    I have just installed Win 10 Pro 64 bits onto a removable disk which slides into a sata caddy on a new machine. I understand that in some way Microsoft knows that the OS has been used and will not allow the key to used on another machine. I don't know if this is recorded inside the PC or somewhere else that stores Microsofts' data.

    I now wish to install Win XP onto another removable disk to run old programs that I haven't been able to get to work in Win 10 Pro 64 or 32 bit systems. This disk would never have internet connection. I am also playing wirh Ubuntu and that will be on another disk so 3 disks in all. This worked with no problem in an older machine.

    Could what I propose have any impact on the original OS or would they all be recognised and work independently of each other and with no impact on bios or motherboard.

    Hoping somebody can help..............thanks

    :)
     
    marc1234, Apr 6, 2019
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    Kerr Almario, Apr 6, 2019
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  3. Tada411 Win User
    copy from removable disk to computer

    How do I copy files from a removable disk (one of those little zips) to my computer? I need step by step instructions. Thank you!
     
    Tada411, Apr 6, 2019
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  4. geotso Win User

    Multiple different OS on removable disks on a computer

    Can't safely remove external disk

    In reference to the steps of your suggestions:

    • The issue is specific to the particular disk and it started after I've used the disk to save the System image backup (created with the Control Panel > File History tool).
    • I didn't disable any windows Service. I'm just wondering if there is any to disable.
    • Safe boot with networking, or clean boot doesn't resolve the issue.

    Thank you.
     
    geotso, Apr 6, 2019
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