How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux

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  1. Posts : 20
    windows 10 pro
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       #11

    Thank you all for your efforts. I decided to reinstall windows 10.
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  2. Posts : 4,080
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #12

    zxvadsf said:
    I install linux but it wont boot . The system directly boots to windows. Grub wont show up.
    Thanks.
    Reinstalling Windows won't change anything.
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  3. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #13

    Delete all OS partitions before reinstalling Windows. Then install Linux.
    I did that before, and I could boot into both Windows 10 and Linux Mint.

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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #14

    Matthew Wai said:
    Delete all OS partitions before reinstalling Windows. Then install Linux.
    I did that before, and I could boot into both Windows 10 and Linux Mint.

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    OP has installed on different drives.
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       #15

    Hello @zxvadsf,

    zxvadsf said:
    I decided to reinstall windows 10.

    It is ALWAYS advisable when performing a Clean Install to Delete ALL Partitions FIRST. This will leave a Single Unallocated Partition. This will then hopefully bypass ANY potential problems during and after installation.

    I hope this helps.
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       #16

    A single unallocated space with one (or more) data partition will cause no problems either.
    The installation is clean and free from (potential) problems.

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       #17

    Matthew Wai said:
    A single unallocated space with one (or more) data partition will cause no problems either.
    The installation is clean and free from (potential) problems.

    Very true. I should have put that I was referring to any OS created Partitions. Although backing up ANY Data Partitions FIRST is strongly recommended. It is better to be safe than sorry!
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  8. Posts : 20
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       #18

    Thank you all for your suggestions.
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  9. Posts : 16,147
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       #19

    zxvadsf said:
    Thank you all for your suggestions.
    You are VERY welcome.
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  10. Posts : 20
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #20

    I reinstalled windows 10. The partition required for proper linux installation has been restored. I'll try a linux distro later.
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