Windows 10: Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

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  1.    03 Oct 2014 #11

    Stephanie said: View Post
    I used the ISO (64bit) burnt to DVD, changed boot order to install and installed to a new 250GB HDD, setup was about 15 mins and the dual boot works great, Windows 10 installed fine and Windows 7 has not been affected and runs as normal
    Same here but I used USB Drive to install and am dual booting with no problems. I partitioned my SSD Drive and allowed 40GB for Win 10. No problems so far...doesn't look all that different from "8". I installed "Classic Shell" and it works the same.
    Last edited by odatkid; 03 Oct 2014 at 11:05. Reason: More Info
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  2. Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       03 Oct 2014 #12

    Joan, VM Ware Player download link

    Download VMware Player 6.0.3 - FileHippo.com

    Macrium free link

    Download Macrium Reflect 5.3.7149 - FileHippo.com

    File Hippo is a safe site and does not try to scam you.
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  3.    03 Oct 2014 #13

    I'd like to ask a recommendation on dual booting Win7/Win10. I'm asking because I haven't done a dual boot set up since the WinXP previews.

    I have Win7 Ultimate currently installed. Should I do as Stephanie and commit a whole drive to a Win10 install, or is it possible to install it as just another directory on the primary drive (Crucial M500 480Gb SSD)? I believe there is enough room on the primary drive to carve out a second partition to put the Win10 on.

    I know, bit of a noobish question for a guy that's been doing support for 20 years. :-)
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  4.    03 Oct 2014 #14

    Joan Archer said: View Post
    Thanks Jeff, this would be something I'd be doing over the weekend so just need to gather everything I need beforehand.
    I used the VMware Player also to set it up, running no issues

    Sorry if you already know this, but these are the settings I used, followed the tutorial on eightfoums, it's for setting up 8 but same settings work for 10
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8
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  5.    03 Oct 2014 #15

    Joan Archer said: View Post
    What VM do most of you use, I'd have to install to a VM on this Notebook as I can't make another partition. Plus I'd like to give Macrium a try, is the free version Macrium Reflect ?
    I can confirm that Macrium Reflect free works just fine on W10. I restored an image to another SSD this morning and had no problems.
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       03 Oct 2014 #16

    LittleJay said: View Post
    I can confirm that Macrium Reflect free works just fine on W10. I restored an image to another SSD this morning and had no problems.
    And this was a UEFI GPT 64 bit version of windows 10 ??
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    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       03 Oct 2014 #17

    This is still warm
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ndows-8-a.html

    I replaced win-8 but still on dual boot,
    I hope you made win-7 your default os Stephy to possibly avoid future issue in win-10
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  8.    03 Oct 2014 #18

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    And this was a UEFI GPT 64 bit version of windows 10 ??
    No. W10 TP 64 bit version installed on SSD formated Basic NTFS.
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    Windows 10 64 bit
       04 Oct 2014 #19

    Boozad said: View Post
    Joan the link below will take you to the VMWare downloads page, VMWare Player is the very bottom product.

    Link.

    This one is for MalwareBytes.

    Link.

    Note   Note
    Make sure you uncheck the 'Enable Free Trial' box when installing MalwareBytes.


    Thanks for the links, don't need the Malwarebytes one as I have the Pro Family version of that program.

    Indianatone said: View Post
    Joan, VM Ware Player download link

    Download VMware Player 6.0.3 - FileHippo.com

    Macrium free link

    Download Macrium Reflect 5.3.7149 - FileHippo.com

    File Hippo is a safe site and does not try to scam you.
    Thanks for the links, hopefully sort something out over the weekend.

    LittleJay said: View Post
    I can confirm that Macrium Reflect free works just fine on W10. I restored an image to another SSD this morning and had no problems.
    Thanks for the info, I've heard so much about Macrium I wanted to try it, I already have Acronis 2014 and also use the built in backup software but wanted to see how Macrium worked before I committed to playing with 10.
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    Windows 10 64 bit
       04 Oct 2014 #20

    paulsalter said: View Post
    I used the VMware Player also to set it up, running no issues

    Sorry if you already know this, but these are the settings I used, followed the tutorial on eightfoums, it's for setting up 8 but same settings work for 10
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8
    Oops sorry Paul missed this post in the reply above but thanks for the link I'll have a look at it later.
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