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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 535
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       04 Aug 2014 #1

    A little early but this is what I am looking at.

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    I plan to just remove Win 7 (C) and install Win 9 Preview in its place as (C)
    At present Win 8 is on a Logical drive (W) but have thought about deleting Win 7 and converting Win 8 (W) to a primary partition and then moving it to the front then install Win 9 after it. Any thoughts as to which will be the best way to go.

    Jim
    Last edited by Phone Man; 26 Aug 2014 at 14:24.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,938
    All kinds
       11 Aug 2014 #2

    None of the above, never stick some untried OS on the same disk or dual boot with your main one. I have seen to many doing that with Win7 and Win 8 Beta or even RC that at some point didn't have to redo everything. Separate disk, choosing OS thru BIOS fast menu or a Virtual disk are only ways to go.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 535
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       11 Aug 2014 #3

    CountMike, post: 35070, member: 391 said:
    None of the above, never stick some untried OS on the same disk or dual boot with your main one. I have seen to many doing that with Win7 and Win 8 Beta or even RC that at some point didn't have to redo everything. Separate disk, choosing OS thru BIOS fast menu or a Virtual disk are only ways to go.
    Thanks for your reply.
    I ALWAYS do an image with Macrium before any major changes so I am prepared for any problems. Don't have another disk to play with for now and by putting it on a hard disk instead of a Virtual disk I can test my hardware compatibility. There is a method behind my madness.

    Jim :win:
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,938
    All kinds
       16 Aug 2014 #4

    Good thing about Desktop PC is that it's easy to ad HDDs, If I didn't have a spare HDD I would get a small one for a few bucks and try on it. Heck of easier than going thru image restoring every time something goes wrong (and it will for sure).
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,287
    Win 10 Pro x64
       16 Aug 2014 #5

    Phone Man, post: 35079, member: 66 said:
    Thanks for your reply.
    I ALWAYS do an image with Macrium before any major changes so I am prepared for any problems. Don't have another disk to play with for now and by putting it on a hard disk instead of a Virtual disk I can test my hardware compatibility. There is a method behind my madness.

    Jim :win:
    Avoiding problem is a better approach than expecting one...
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,287
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Aug 2014 #6

    I really can't wait so I just popped the new SSD in...

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  7. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,363
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       17 Aug 2014 #7

    Sadly I only have one hybrid drive, but I'll make it work.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,287
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Aug 2014 #8

    I installed multiple hot-swappable hard drive trays on my PC for this purpose.
    I stopped using virtual machines. It's doesn't give you the actual performance of an OS with respect to hardware.

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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,287
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Aug 2014 #9

    Chuck38, post: 35438, member: 290 said:
    Sadly I only have one hybrid drive, but I'll make it work.
    What machine are you using? Laptop or desktop?
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  10. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,363
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       17 Aug 2014 #10

    Well, at the moment I'm on an iPad. :sorry:

    But I will be putting together the computer I have listed in My System either on Thursday or Friday, probably Thursday.
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