Win 10 installed on separate hard drive changes win 7

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    ThrashZone said:
    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    Yep you'd have to remove the drive that 10 exists on then use this process,
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
    After testing it you would format and re-install with the great advice already given :)
    Cheers.
    The disk is marked as active, and I can not use the install disk to correct the start up files because it says it is the incorrect disk. I think Im going to have to save everything and start from scratch.
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    ThrashZone said:
    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    Yep you'd have to remove the drive that 10 exists on then use this process,
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
    After testing it you would format and re-install with the great advice already given :)
    Cheers.
    The disk is marked as active, and I can not use the install disk to correct the start up files because it says it is the incorrect disk. I think Im going to have to save everything and start from scratch.
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    win 7 dual boot / 10
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    Kevin said:
    ThrashZone said:
    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    Yep you'd have to remove the drive that 10 exists on then use this process,
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
    After testing it you would format and re-install with the great advice already given :)
    Cheers.
    The disk is marked as active, and I can not use the install disk to correct the start up files because it says it is the incorrect disk. I think Im going to have to save everything and start from scratch.
    Kevin. If you are having trouble starting up win 7 and you can open win10. a work around is to go to settings/update recovery/recovery and then click the restart. Takes you to any other os on your system.
    Win 10 installed on separate hard drive changes win 7-recovery.jpg
    Last edited by Charlie; 25 Jan 2015 at 22:24.
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    Thank you everyone for your time and suggestions! I solved the problem. Typed MSCONFIG in start menu and deleted windows 10 from the boot file. Now it boots directly to win 7.
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    Kevin said:
    Thank you everyone for your time and suggestions! I solved the problem. Typed MSCONFIG in start menu and deleted windows 10 from the boot file. Now it boots directly to win 7.
    Good deal. Does it give you a boot screen to select windows ten also?
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    charlie,

    Yes it does. It gives you the option of windows 10 or 7.
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    Hi,
    You'll probably have to that every time 10 updates and needs to boot
    10 will switch the default os again.... that's why you should install 10 as a dual boot even when a different hdd or ssd is being used
    Cheers.
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    Kevin said:
    charlie,

    Yes it does. It gives you the option of windows 10 or 7.
    Kevin.. Cool. You got no problems now. Welcome to TenForums and have a good night.
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    Edwin said:
    alphanumeric said:
    Windows is a constant learning experience, even for those of us that "think" we know what we're doing.
    I hear ya!!! :)
    I have a strange problem. I have windows 8.1 on my computer and have windows 10 build 9926 on a separate hard drive on the same computer. I keep getting - on my Windows 8.1 drive, a message from my updater to download the newest version of windows 10. Is there some way to stop the attempted download of windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 partition? I love windows 10, but don't want to install it over my 8.1 partition since that is my main computer with lots of programs and information on it.
    Thanks.
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  10. AddRAM's Avatar
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    You have to hide the update to check if your pc will run 10, you probably ran it without even realizing it.

    Always set your updates to " Let windows check for updates but to let you decide whether to download and install them"

    I`m not sure what the update number is, I hid it a long time ago, there are threads on it and maybe another member will post it.

    Search here:

    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/
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