Windows 10: Dual boot Win 9 preview and Win 8

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  1. badrobot's Avatar
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       17 Aug 2014 #11

    Chuck38, post: 35445, member: 290 said:
    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.
    If you haven't bought the hard drive yet, consider this one (dual 120GB SSD+ 1TB HDD):
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  2.    17 Aug 2014 #12

    Thank you, but I already ordered it and my budget wouldn't have allowed that anyway.

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  3. badrobot's Avatar
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       17 Aug 2014 #13

    Chuck38, post: 35447, member: 290 said:
    Thank you, but I already ordered it and my budget wouldn't have allowed that anyway.

    I am sure, the difference in price will be worth it as it is 2 drives in one plus the benefit of SSD speed. :)
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  4.    17 Aug 2014 #14

    That's why I went with the hybrid, 'cause I'm thinking it will run a little faster than a standard HDD.

    I really would like to get an SSD sometime, but that will probably be next summer.
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  5. Phone Man's Avatar
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       22 Aug 2014 #15

    Since Win 9 preview should be out by end of next Month I am just going to remove Win 7 and replace it with Win 9 with a dual boot. I am assuming the procedure will be the same as I did with Win 8. Open the Sources folder in Win 9 and use that Setup. I followed this Tutorial when I setup my current dual-boot. I am curious what the new Windows Boot Manager will look like.

    Jim :arg:
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  6. Vladimir's Avatar
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       23 Aug 2014 #16

    I don't have nothing against VMs, but I like to test alphas and betas in "bare metal". I have an SSD for main OS, a 750GB HDD for other OSes and a 2TB HDD for general storage.
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  7. Posts : 37,567
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       24 Aug 2014 #17

    I too will be dual booting as I've always have. I've got a partition ready to go that 8RP was on, then had 8 Enterprise Preview until it expired.

    "Bare metal" is best I think too. Besides, I don't think a VM will run on this old Acer with 2GBs, which is maxed out. This Acer is 7 years old and it's been a surprisingly good machine. I think I'm stretching my luck with it. Hopefully building one this winter. :)
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  8. badrobot's Avatar
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       24 Aug 2014 #18

    Bare metal here too...

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  9.    24 Aug 2014 #19

    I have an older 128 Gb Kinsgton HyperX SSD waiting and ready to install the Windows 9 Preview on. With the luxury of having 3 SSDs I can have Windows 7, 8 & 9 installed on separate disks and use the 1 time boot menu in system bios to load whichever OS I want to run.
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  10.    27 Aug 2014 #20

    badrobot said: View Post
    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.

    Nice set up!
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