Windows 10: Windows 10 Install says I don't have enough space Solved

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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       08 Oct 2014 #11

    Glad it's sorted ... sort of.

    You might still have some boot issues if you change the drives. The active partition (par) should stay with the boot par, either on the system reserve (preferred) or on the boot par - both should be on the SSD. I don't know how the relationship of the pars to the boot loader.

    If I works and you're satisfied, great. You should probably straighten it out now (if it needs to be) instead of months or years from now.

    Your choice - members are here to help you.

    Bill
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  2.    09 Oct 2014 #12

    Slarty, I do have some unusual boot effects, so your info is prolly right on. The machine boots to the WIN10 boot loader, which is most likely on (Disk 1) where the WIN10 partition is. If I choose WIN7, the machine reboots, but without the choice of OS. I think this is the WIN7 bootloader. It is working, but I am sure I will have to fix this in the future. I think for now I will run it as is. My wife uses my computer now and then, and is not technically talented. I have to leave the machine booted to 7 when I am done.
    I can't run both on the SSD as there is not enough room. I made a 625 gig partition because I plan to download and play all my MMO's on WIN10 to test them out, and I need at least 400 gig for that alone. I have a couple of Legacy games I would also like to test (Everquest, DAoC, etc.) and I will need the additional space.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       09 Oct 2014 #13

    The way you have it setup. If you want to boot into 7, you might have to mark Disk 0 Inactive and mark Disk 1 Active
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  4.    09 Oct 2014 #14

    The partition marked System is always the one booting the OS(es) and the only one which should be marked Active.

    With multiple HD's you have the choice to leave all plugged in during install to create a Windows MultiBoot Menu, or you can unplug the other HD so that the SSD becomes independently bootable via the BIOS.

    If BIOS boot is not to your liking then you can install EasyBCD to the System drive to add the other to a Windows Boot menu, but the advantage is that the drives still remain independently bootable since boot code has been written to each now.

    Can we see another screenshot of Disk Mgmt to see how this went?
    Last edited by gregrocker; 09 Oct 2014 at 20:38.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       09 Oct 2014 #15

    If BIOS boot is not to your liking then you can install EasyBCD to the System drive to add the other to a Windows Boot menu, but the advantage is that the drives still remain independently bootable since boot code has been written to each now.
    From his screen shot, Windows 7 is the E: Drive. You don't need to install EasyBCD to set up dual boot. From Windows 10, open the Admin command prompt then type: bcdboot E:\Windows. This should add an entry to the BCD for Windows 7.
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  6.    09 Oct 2014 #16

    Here is the current Disk Management.
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    I changed the boot priority to Win7 first, and now it is working fine. I can boot into either 7 or 10, and am slowly downloading tools and programs into 10 to test them.
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  7.    09 Oct 2014 #17

    You just moved the System boot files from the 100mb System Reserved partition intended to boot Win7 (strangely mislabeled "Data) to C. If you had Disk1 plugged in when you did this then the Repairs will have made its OS's also bootable from C so that Disk1 is not (or no longer, if it ever was) independently bootable.

    Yet Disk1 has a System Reserved boot partition too, marked Active pointing to it as the intended boot partition for that drive. However when it is not booted we cannot see if it also marked System confirming beyond doubt it is the partition which boots the OS's on Disk1. I doubt it, since you had to set Disk0 first to boot in order to boot Disk1.

    This configuration is problematic and needs to be studied from all views.

    Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management from Windows 10 now. Right click the Start Button to select Disk Management.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 09 Oct 2014 at 22:36.
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