Windows 10: Dual booting on seperate hard drives? Solved

  1.    16 Aug 2015 #1

    Dual booting on seperate hard drives?

    Not sure where this was supposed to go sorry in advance, I want to dual boot windows 7 and windows 10 on 2 seperate hard drives is it possible?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       16 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello xcaliber,

    If you upgraded to the free Windows 10 from this Windows 7, then that would violate the EULA. While 10 is installed, you are not suppose to have the 7 key activated. If you do, then you risk having both invalidated.

    You would need to purchase either Windows 7 or 10 if you wanted them both installed and activated.
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #3

    i have 2 instances of windows 7 ultimate 64
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       16 Aug 2015 #4

    That would be fine then. Just don't use the Windows 7 key that you upgraded to Windows 10 from. :)
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  5.    16 Aug 2015 #5

    But how is it done? i have windows 7 installed on my 1000 gig and windows 10 installed on my 500 gig and i dont wana keep switching hds
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 Aug 2015 #6

    You should not have to redo anything. With both disks connected, boot up, open disk management and take note of the OS drive letter of the other Windows. Open Admin command prompt then type:
    bcdboot X:\Windows where X is the drive letter.
    Reboot the PC, you should have a dual boot menu.

    NOTE: it is better this way so in the future if you want them to boot separately. Just run msconfig->boot and delete one of the entry then you'll be back to the way it is now.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 Aug 2015 at 14:32.
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  7.    16 Aug 2015 #7

    Thanks top gun I'll do that now
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  •    16 Aug 2015 #8

    Brilliant this is what I wanted thank you so much
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  •    16 Aug 2015 #9

    Oh and fwiw once I booted from DVD I got the option to choose home or pro upon install windows 10
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 Aug 2015 #10

    xcaliber81 said: View Post
    Brilliant this is what I wanted thank you so much
    You are welcome. Glad we could help.
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