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  1.    09 Oct 2014 #31
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    Windows 7

    Before doing a partition resize it is very important to have an image backup or some other means of restoring your OS and files. These procedures usually have no issues but sometimes things go wrong - with potentially disastrous consequences. Installing Windows 10 to a virtual machine is much safer.
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  2.    09 Oct 2014 #32
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    Houston
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Yes back up everything you can to some where other than the drive it's on now,
    It's better on a separate hard drive but that's not an option

    The Operating system 7 or 8 it's self and programs... can always be re-installed "If" you have that on Disk !

    Virtual machine would be better because you have plenty of ram which is showing 8 gigs
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  3.    09 Oct 2014 #33
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    Penns Forrest
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    I'll back out of the thread and let other members advise jamos316.

    If jamos316 doesn't have an external disk and won't or can't get one ... there's only one choice left. Make room on the current disk and create a backup in that space.

    Mike,

    Dual booting is fine - it gives Win 10 access to physical devices. With a VM, you get virtual devices which don't work as well as the real thing.

    Bill
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  4.    09 Oct 2014 #34
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    Houston
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    Thanks Bill Okay I'm not familiar with vm so I trust you on that one

    No need to back out the install needs an expert so please post
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  5.    09 Oct 2014 #35
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    ok i will try to install windows 10 as virtual drive.

    can you give me a tutorial to do this please

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Thanks Bill Okay I'm not familiar with vm so I trust you on that one

    No need to back out the install needs an expert so please post
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  6.    09 Oct 2014 #36
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    Houston
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    See this on page 3,
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post155574

    You might also refer to this one after understanding the first,
    Virtual Machine - Speed Up Performance - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Bill = Slartybart actually prefers dual boot
    I can't blaim him I use it too but without a reliable back up :/
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  7.    09 Oct 2014 #37
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    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Thanks Bill Okay I'm not familiar with vm so I trust you on that one

    No need to back out the install needs an expert so please post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    ok i will try to install windows 10 as virtual drive.

    can you give me a tutorial to do this please
    I will stay subscribed and help out if jamos gets stuck, but I think it gets confusing if too many members post.

    I think jamos needs to understand why he is installing Win10 - it's fairly stable, but that might not always be the case.
    LMiller posted an excellent link on "Before you ..."

    If jamos accepts the risks (Win10 Preview code, Backups on the same drive, etc) and figures out how he wants to install Win10 - then I think the process will go much smoother.

    The ball falls back to jamos' court.
    Why are you installing Win10
    How you want to install Win10
    Dual boot, VM, Virtual Drive (this one I'd need to research)
    Where do you want to install Win10
    Where do you want to back up your system(s) and data
    How proficient with computers are you - Schultz (I know nothing), average, experienced.

    Anyway, I'm on the sidelines.
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  8.    09 Oct 2014 #38
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    Houston
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    Jump in the game Bill I will lurk your much better at this buddy
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  9.    09 Oct 2014 #39
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    Penns Forrest
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    See this on page 3,
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post155574

    You might also refer to this one after understanding the first,
    Virtual Machine - Speed Up Performance - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Bill = Slartybart actually prefers dual boot
    I can't blame him I use it too but without a reliable back up :/

    Kari created an excellent Hyper-V (Windows Server VM technology available natively in Win8) tutorial as alternate to VMware player
    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10


    I don't have preferences I try a lot of things and offer my experience
    I installed Win10 as a Hyper-V machine - just to learn Hyper-V
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  10.    09 Oct 2014 #40
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    Posts : 134
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    am now installing it via vmware. thanks for the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    See this on page 3,
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post155574

    You might also refer to this one after understanding the first,
    Virtual Machine - Speed Up Performance - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Bill = Slartybart actually prefers dual boot
    I can't blaim him I use it too but without a reliable back up :/
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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