Windows 10: It would be unreasonable for MS to not allow Win 7/8 + 10 dual boot

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  1. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       26 Jun 2015 #31

    dencal said: View Post
    Have always done a clone, in this case W8.1.
    Note.... I fear.....what I think... are not categorical statements caste in stone. they are based on a possible outcome based on certain facts.
    I have appreciated your input.

    Don't get me wrong. I am just giving you also my 2 cents. But my last statement is always true.
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  2.    26 Jun 2015 #32

    dencal said: View Post
    In effect you do not have a true dual setup, which is the same as myself. disconnected one at a time.

    I fear it will not be possible to do a dual boot in the future between the source and the update
    In Gabe,s latest release notes, it states that in order to download the latest preview it can only be done via a Microsoft Account.
    This of course means they know both the O/S,s being used.....the update plus the preview.
    If they note that both O/S,s are being used (contravening their conditions), they could easily deactivate one of them.
    Which is what I think happened to me, as both my O/S,s are registered in a M$ Account
    I do have a dual boot setup. Disconnect the other drives during an install or update. I will continue to dual boot in the future. My win 7 will be my main OS and I will upgrade my win 8.1 pro. I expect my win 8.1 to be deactivated as I plan to replace with Win 10 so I don't care. My Win 7 won't be deactivated.
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  3. Posts : 1,971
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       26 Jun 2015 #33

    stealth2920 said: View Post
    I do have a dual boot setup. Disconnect the other drives during an install or update. I will continue to dual boot in the future. My win 7 will be my main OS and I will upgrade my win 8.1 pro. I expect my win 8.1 to be deactivated as I plan to replace with Win 10 so I don't care. My Win 7 won't be deactivated.
    I see you have added another O/S not noted on your side panel, so yes you do have a dual boot setup.
    I take it you no longer wish to take part in the Windows Insider programme if you are updating your W8.1 O/S. see post 20 attachment thumbnails, in this thread.
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  4.    26 Jun 2015 #34

    dencal said: View Post
    I see you have added another O/S not noted on your side panel, so yes you do have a dual boot setup.
    I take it you no longer wish to take part in the Windows Insider programme if you are updating your W8.1 O/S. see post 20 attachment thumbnails, in this thread.
    It's not on my side panel because I don't use it ever and never will. I have read all the posts in this thread and no I don't plan on taking part in the insiders program once Win 10 is released. I plan on dual booting as in the past and if Win 10 works out for me then that will be my OS and will discontinue using Win 7. I have done this procedure with every new OS. I was not happy with 8, 8,1 so I reverted back to Win 7 never to use Win 8.1 again.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       26 Jun 2015 #35

    This for the people that are talking about dual booting.

    Let say you two windows 7 both retail key

    Are you saying Microsoft not going to allow any type of dual booting windows 7 & 10 by deactivating the windows 7 key even if you upgraded from one of them? If so, that stinks and it makes Microsoft windows 10 sp...can't say yet tell further testing.

    I am going to do further testing to see if the upgrade key changes or stays the same after deleting the pid.txt file.
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