Windows 10: dual boot question Solved

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  1.    22 Sep 2015 #11

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    I based my comments on reading the OEM forums where the vast MAJORITY of the complaints about corrupted machines from Win10 upgrades are for former Win7 machines. The Win8.1 machines, as evidenced by few comments, appear to fare much better -- which isn't surprising.
    I upgraded my Toshiba laptop and my home built desktop to Windows 10. The Laptop went fine and I have no complaints with it. The desktop really needed a clean installation but I let the windows 10 try to upgrade it and it seemed ok until I tried to use my DVD drive and discovered that it had not been recognized by windows 10. Not listed in device manager or it Disk Manager. Tried all kinds of fixes and finally gave up. Grabbed a 1000 GB hard drive and first installed Windows 7 then installed Windows 10 and immediately I had a dual boot Win 7 and Win 10. Now I have Windows 10 working good enough I want to get rid of Windows 7. Does anybody know how I do that?
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       22 Sep 2015 #12

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    I based my comments on reading the OEM forums where the vast MAJORITY of the complaints about corrupted machines from Win10 upgrades are for former Win7 machines. The Win8.1 machines, as evidenced by few comments, appear to fare much better -- which isn't surprising.
    I've done 3 windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 RTM uprgades here this one is a dual boot windows 10 .10547/Windows 10 RTM configuration no significant isssues on any of them.

    They are HP and Dell desktops and one HP Elite book all with new clean Win 7 x64 pro ISO DVD installs instead of the OEM recovery media before the in place upgrades.

    No issues using the OEM product keys for Win 7pro ISO reactivations before the Win 10 in place upgrade .

    On the desktops I put the video ,sound and wireess drivers from the vendors in and used the HP oem drivers on the Elite book .

    OTOH this dual boot test build configuratin has been doing in place updates on the test build NTFS partition just fine for maybe 4 or 5 builds now .
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