Windows 10: Dual Boot -deleting Files on Win 7 Solved

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Pemium
       01 Oct 2015 #1

    Dual Boot -deleting Files on Win 7

    What I have
    HDD Win 7 Home Premium Activated
    SSD Win 10 (Upgraded Win 7) Activated
    Dont have a Boot Manager
    Can choose Boot up Disk from BIOS at startup
    If I choose Win 10 - All Boots Well, No problem
    When I choose Win 7 after using Win 10
    Chkdsk runs and deletes thousands of Files
    Finishes chkdsk and Boots Win 7 fine
    Win 7 Boot after Win 7 Boot - no chkdsk and Boots fine
    I think it might be making changes to make it the C Drive - but thats without knowledge
    both Win 10 and Win 7 use C drive
    When installing Win 7 before the Upgrade, I installed to "unalocated" space
    which I read would give it a C Drive
    as alternative to Creating into a Drive Letter eg G Drive
    I could live with it as it is, if it were not for the Long Startup deleting etc to Win 7 - it also has my heart in my mouth that sooner or later the deleting would malfunction
    I would really appreciate some Help, I am at a standstill and dont want to tinker and screw everything up and apologise for the ameteur descriptions
    I am sure you might want some more info, but not sure what
    in anticipation
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  2.    01 Oct 2015 #2

    Turn off fast startup in Windows 10:
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Also, in your situation, it would be a bad idea to allow sleep or hibernate in any of your power settings.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Pemium
    Thread Starter
       01 Oct 2015 #3

    Cant try til tmrw

    I will Report back tmrw with Results which look so logical I am sure will be good
    either way, Thanks til tmrw
    I cant do now

    I am so grateful for the reply
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  4. DavidE's Avatar
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    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       01 Oct 2015 #4

    I have a similar setup and experience to yours.
    I did a free W7 to w10 upgrade on a dual boot W7 OS.
    The upgrade installed without errors, everything looked good, i thought cool...
    I attached the other W7 disk and booted with that OS.

    It had to run a disk-check and found thousands of errors on the "W10 upgraded" disk.
    Fought with it for hours tying to get both OS's working reliably.
    Finally gave up and did a clean install of W10 x64 over the W10 x86 upgrade install.
    That fixed all my problems for both OS's.

    I've always done a clean install when going to a new OS (version).
    I wanted to try an "OS update".
    It just didn't work well for me, the clean install did, and does.

    Consider a clean install, but you will lose all installed programs, settings, etc.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Pemium
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2015 #5

    Thanks NavyLCDR - your experience and Knowledge saved me hair - Thanks
    I did as you said and Turned Off Fastboot in Win 10
    used instructions in the link you provided above
    worked a Dream
    also Turned Off Hibernating, Sleep and Hybrid Sleep in Win 7

    DavidE suggests a Clean Install of Win 10, which wouldn't be too much hassle if it gave Benefits
    as everything else is working well as far as I can see, but if it would allow me to Sleep or Hibernate, it would be a Benefit, I think

    DavidE, Thank you also your Help

    Both, please reply if you think there is something else I should do, or would be better done
    Great People on a Great Forum
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  6.    02 Oct 2015 #6

    Sleep or hibernate should only be a problem if the computer goes to sleep or hibernate in Windows 10 and then you restart it in Windows 7. Fast Startup in Windows 10 is basically a deep form of sleep - somewhere between sleep and hibernate.

    You could try this on your Windows 10:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    You won't lose anything but time - in theory.
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