How can I merge system and boot partitions

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       #21

    See this link for dual boot options:

    Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8
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       #22

    zbook said:
    See this link for dual boot options:
    Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8
    Thank you! I will see.

    NavyLCDR said:
    You can set up dual booting of two different hard drives with the Windows boot menu. Lot more convenient then going through the BIOS boot menu options every time you want to switch, IMHO.
    Yes, I tried it that way and then simulated the damage to the hard drive that was running Windows with the Boot Menu (I just unplugged the hard drive). After doing this, I didn't have a Boot Menu, which is completely understandable, but also, Windows on the other hard drive was not bootable. So I gave up using the Boot Menu.
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    render1967 said:
    Thank you! I will see.


    Yes, I tried it that way and then simulated the damage to the hard drive that was running Windows with the Boot Menu (I just unplugged the hard drive). After doing this, I didn't have a Boot Menu, which is completely understandable, but also, Windows on the other hard drive was not bootable. So I gave up using the Boot Menu.
    You put a boot menu on each drive. Each boot menu can contain entries to both OS's.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Wow. Post #3 is sure a lot easier....
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    NavyLCDR said:
    You put a boot menu on each drive. Each boot menu can contain entries to both OS's.
    I had exactly that intention, but I don't know what went wrong and I only managed to put a boot menu through one Windows. Then in the BIOS I put the computer to boot from the other hard drive, intending, when loaded into the other Windows, to put a menu in it too, but the system hung on a blank black screen.
    In the last few days I have some work to do on my computer and I won't have much free time, but after your recommendation I will try again when I get free.
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       #26

    Let's say your second Windows OS is D: drive. The command would be:
    bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: /f BIOS

    You also use the bcdboot command to set up dual booting from the Windows boot menu.
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