Windows 10: Two windows 10 systems on two drives (one ssd one hdd)

Discus and support Two windows 10 systems on two drives (one ssd one hdd) in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I can see that this was discussed before but I don't get it. I've tried it for the last 14hours and now it's time to go to bed. I just hope I find a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by PeterPan_111, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Two windows 10 systems on two drives (one ssd one hdd)


    I can see that this was discussed before but I don't get it.
    I've tried it for the last 14hours and now it's time to go to bed.
    I just hope I find a solution when I wake up again Two windows 10 systems on two drives (one ssd one hdd) :)

    It's an HP Pavilion 590 p0512ng with a 256MB SSD (M2.0)
    I've also installed a 1TB Toshiba SATA drive

    On my old PC I've used the SW boot-us but this seems not two work with windows 10 (used it with three windows 7 installations,).

    I can install windows 10 on the SSD but once I c install a second OS on SATA drive it can't boot anymore.
    The SATA drive is not visible in the BIOS/UEFI but during the installation it is.

    How can can I install two windows 10 on this machine.? Is there a special boot loader I need to install after the first installation on SSD?

    I want to have this config to ensure my OS is not infected when my wife downloads some crap Two windows 10 systems on two drives (one ssd one hdd) :)

    Thanks for help

    :)
     
    PeterPan_111, Sep 26, 2018
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  2. Trosk61 Win User

    Windows 10 Dual Drive (HDD and SSD) Boot issue

    Hi,

    I am running a Windows 10 system on a Desktop. I added a 1TB Sandisk SSD and installed Window 10 on it. When my system boots, I get a screen asking me to select which operating system to run: Either the old HDD version, or the newly installed SSD version.
    When I select the newly installed SSD version, the system runs for a while and then I get random BSOD failures. Never the same BSOD Stop Code twice. If I choose the old HDD version, the system boots (albiet very slowly) and remains stable. When I use the BIOS
    settings to make the SSD the priority boot drive, upon re-boot the machine reports that I must provide a bootable source to continue. It seems the SSD is not bootable, and the system will only boot from the HDD. I want to ultimately make the SSD my system
    boot drive and the HDD simply a data drive. Any thoughts on action I should take?
     
    Trosk61, Sep 26, 2018
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  3. Windows 10 on HDD to a new SSD

    I have recently replaced the 500 GB HDD in my laptop running Windows 10 with a 480 GB SSD. The laptop was fully configured with my applications and other settings. The steps I took were as follows:

    1) Shrink the C: drive so it was significantly smaller than the SSD (by at least 100 GB) using the Disk Management tools in W10.

    2) Copy all the files from D: onto an external HDD.

    3) Download Ubuntu Linux and burn on to a DVD.

    4) Download Windows 10 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and burn this on to a DVD.

    5) Close down and boot the laptop from the Ubuntu DVD from step 3 (I used a USB DVD rewriter).

    6) Plug in the external HDD.

    7) Open a Linux terminal and cd to the external HDD.

    8) Copy the C: partition to the external HDD using a command such as:

    dd bs=1024k if=/dev/sda1 of=C-drive

    where sda1 is adjusted to point to the correct partition.

    9) Close down and remove the external HDD.

    10) Remove the HDD and replace with the SSD.

    11) Perform a clean install Windows 10 from the DVD from step 4. Deleting all partitions from the SSD if it has had any created on it. When it asked for the product key, there was an option to enter it later. Make sure that the C: drive that is created is
    the same size or bigger than the C: drive was on the HDD.

    12) Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 then run the command

    dd bs=1024k if=C-drive of=/dev/sda4

    With the clean install of W10 64bit, sda4 was the C: drive on the SSD after the installation.

    13) Reboot from the SSD. The first couple of times my laptop reported errors and went into repair and diagnostic cycles. The last one said something like Reboot or Go to further tools. I cannot remember the exact messages but the meaning was as I have described.
    I rebooted and Windows 10 came up and ran perfectly.

    14) With the SSD working I shrank the C: drive a few GB to make sure the physical space was the same size as the actual filesystem.

    15) Create a D: format it and copy all the saved files on to the new D: from the external HDD.

    Job done. All my applications worked perfectly and the laptop connected to my wireless network without needing the pass phrase re-entering. I had tried several other ways of cloning the HDD to the SSD, but as the SSD was 20 GB smaller this was the only way
    I managed to get it to work.

    I hope this helps others to make the HDD to SSD transition.
     
    Grangeland, Sep 26, 2018
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  4. Two windows 10 systems on two drives (one ssd one hdd)

    Does Windows 10 automatically recognise that a SSD has replaced a HDD?

    I have recently replaced the HDD in my Windows 10 laptop with a SSD. As I understand it, Windows periodically runs a defragmentation in the background on a HDD. However, SSD drives do not require defragmenting and running such a tool can shorten the life
    of a SSD.

    The SSD was a clone of the HDD and not a new installation. Will Windows 10 recognize that the laptop now has a SSD and stop its background defragmentation or do I need to take specific steps to prevent this activity occurring on the SSD? If I need to take
    action please advise on the steps I should take.

    Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.
     
    Grangeland, Sep 26, 2018
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