Windows 10: Upgrade dual boot Win7/Win8 to Win10 (keep Win7)?


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit / Windows 8.1
       30 Aug 2015 #1

    Upgrade dual boot Win7/Win8 to Win10 (keep Win7)?


    Hi,

    I have a dual boot set up - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an SSD drive and Windows 8.1 on a second hard drive. I would like to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and keep the Windows 7 OS in tact.

    Is this possible? Can I just go through the upgrade process from Windows 8.1? Any possible gotchas I should be aware of?

    I've seen a few threads discussing Unbuntu or Linux as a second partition but didn't see one for this situation. Apologies if I missed a similar thread.

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
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  2. Posts : 8,349
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Aug 2015 #2

    upsidedownjim said: View Post
    Hi,

    I have a dual boot set up - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an SSD drive and Windows 8.1 on a second hard drive. I would like to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and keep the Windows 7 OS in tact.

    Is this possible? Can I just go through the upgrade process from Windows 8.1? Any possible gotchas I should be aware of?

    I've seen a few threads discussing Unbuntu or Linux as a second partition but didn't see one for this situation. Apologies if I missed a similar thread.

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
    Hey Jim, welcome to tenforums.com!

    You should be okay to upgrade within W8, I don't foresee any problems. You could/should make backups just in case.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,016
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       31 Aug 2015 #3

    I upgraded a Windows 7 and XP dual boot to Windows 10 last week and now Win 10 and XP both boot with no problems.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit / Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       01 Sep 2015 #4

    Hi Edwin, Thanks for the welcome and the help! Looks like I'll be safe to upgrade from the Windows 8 partition! I'll be sure to back up ahead of time.

    Cheers!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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