1.    03 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and XP

    Switch systems between partitions...

    My PC is dual boot Windows XP/Windows 10. The system disk for XP is disk0 which is an SSD. The system disk for W10 is a partition on disk1 which is a hard disk. I'm at a point to consider W10 my "main" system, but still need to keep the dual boot configuration. So what I'd like to do is "swap" the locations of the system disks, to move the system disk for W10 to disk0/SSD, and move the system disk for XP to the partition on disk1. My plan is to restore an Acronis image back up for each system to the target partition. My assumption is this will do what I want and when I boot, it will behave the same way giving me the choice of what to boot from, only that now for W10 I'll be booting of the SSD and for XP I'll be booting of the hard drive.

    Is there anything here I'm missing? Will this work as planned?

    Thanks for any help.

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  2.    03 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,884
    Windows 10 Pro

    Should work.
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  3.    04 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 6,738
    All kinds

    You might have to make new BOOT menu so you don't have to do it thru BIOS. EasyBCD 2.3 Download - TechSpot is excellent to make multiboot menu using GUI.
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  4.    04 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and XP

    Thanks. I'm going to try this today and will let you know how it worked out.

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