dual boot Vista and windows 10


  1. Posts : 8
    win 10
       #1

    dual boot Vista and windows 10


    Hi
    I have a old acer 5735z that runs Vista home premium 64 bit fine I have seen this model running windows 10 on a video channel I would like to try it out by dual booting and having a look and see what suits I have partitioned the hdd so there is plenty of space Any advise or help please
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  2. Posts : 35,618
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, FWIW here's the dual boot tutorial - but not specifically for Vista.
    Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8

    You would find it easier and safer to swap the internal disk and try installing Win 10 on that - you wouldn't need to worry about additional backups (disk images e.g.) or risks to your existing OS.

    I assume you know there's no upgrade path from Vista to '10- you'd need to buy a license if you wished to run '10 on it.

    Further, as you know, there's no guarantee of success using PCs effectively out of specification. For example, I found a Vista PC ran Win 8 quite well- until I booted to Safe Mode when it quickly overheated.

    Naturally you may find programs that ran on Vista may not run under '10, if you're considering that.
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