1.    23 Jul 2015 #1
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    Caution dual booting windows 7 & 10 may cause issue


    Caution dual booting windows 7 & 10 may cause issues. Doesn't matter if it is retail or oem. Windows 10 does some weird things when using it. So, it makes windows 7 do a consistency check on the drive. It could also be Macrium image not restoring windows 7 correctly.

    What I may have to do to get around this issue.

    Is restore back to windows 7 oem without windows 10
    Upgrade to windows 10 oem
    Create the windows 10 oem usb recovery drive
    restore back to windows 7 oem without windows 10
    Change the Windows 7 oem to retail legally
    Do some partitioning to create space for windows 10 clean install
    Install windows 10 on the 2nd partition.
    Reinstall grub and hope that works.
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  2.    23 Jul 2015 #2
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    Reinstall grub and hope that works.
    I think that's where the issue is. When you multi-boot "Windows 8/10" and some other OS, you should use "Windows 8/10" boot manager. Otherwise Windows 8/10's new hybrid shutdown feature ( nick named "Fast Startup" ) may cause trouble. Please read the below link for info.

    Windows 8 (or 10) boot problems ? Please read this before posting | NeoSmart Forums
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  3.    23 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
    I think that's where the issue is. When you multi-boot "Windows 8/10" and some other OS, you should use "Windows 8/10" boot manager. Otherwise Windows 8/10's new hybrid shutdown feature ( nick named "Fast Startup" ) may cause trouble.
    I disagree. I am actually triple booting. Fast startup was turned off. So that not the issue. I stand by what I posted above but I do need to add, that I am also booting with Xubuntu that why I used grub. I read reports on here that people had issues with windows 10 boot manager and even some people had issues with using easybcd. I only have one hard drive.

    Xubuntu is on /dev/sda5
    Linux swap is on /dev/sda6
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  4.    23 Jul 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Caution dual booting windows 7 & 10 may cause issues. Doesn't matter if it is retail or oem. Windows 10 does some weird things when using it. So, it makes windows 7 do a consistency check on the drive. It could also be Macrium image not restoring windows 7 correctly.

    What I may have to do to get around this issue.

    Is restore back to windows 7 oem without windows 10
    Upgrade to windows 10 oem
    Create the windows 10 oem usb recovery drive
    restore back to windows 7 oem without windows 10
    Change the Windows 7 oem to retail legally
    Do some partitioning to create space for windows 10 clean install
    Install windows 10 on the 2nd partition.
    Reinstall grub and hope that works.
    I have been triple-booting Windows 7/Windows 10/Ubuntu Gnome since October, and have never encountered any problems. I think your Macrium restore might have caused issues. All of this installing/imaging/restoring with multiple operating systems is pushing things to the edge, and something's bound to come up.

    I have used the Windows bootloader as well as grub during this time. I use EasyBCD to make an entry for the Windows boot menu - that works fine. So does simply using grub - update-grub finds the Windows bootloader and gives that option in its menu.
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  5.    23 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    I have been triple-booting Windows 7/Windows 10/Ubuntu Gnome since October, and have never encountered any problems. I think your Macrium restore might have caused issues. All of this installing/imaging/restoring with multiple operating systems is pushing things to the edge, and something's bound to come up.

    I have used the Windows bootloader as well as grub during this time. I use EasyBCD to make an entry for the Windows boot menu - that works fine. So does simply using grub - update-grub finds the Windows bootloader and gives that option in its menu.
    @sgage

    I think you are correct . I decided to do the installing of windows 10 differently when released. Just have to be patient. I am going to one more test, then I going to delete that device unless my test happens to work.
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