Windows 10: Dual Boot 10 and 8.1 massacre Solved

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  1.    17 Mar 2016 #11

    Yep. Just a phone, already feel a little hollow inside. Keyboard withdrawals.

    I'll try to call a buddy or something.
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #12

    Alright what do you think of this.. I put in my bootable 8.1 usb. Chose it through bios. Opened. Custom install. It shows my primary partition is there. And so is the 45g partition that I previously had 8.1 on and thought I had deleted. I guess it didn't? And it states its primary still. Not even unallocated. Like it's still on there. But it's not. But even if it was I don't care if it's replaced.

    Could i reinstall 8.1 from my flash. And then go and do the advice you guys gave from there? I just don't want it to install over C. But it allowed me to choose the extra partition to begin an install. However, when i highlight it. It won't allow me to delete or format. Unlike my c partition. So it's like it's unallocated..


    What do you think?
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  3.    17 Mar 2016 #13

    Yes. If you can get Windows 8 going, we can get your Windows 10 going from there
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  4.    17 Mar 2016 #14

    Oh man great. Alright, hold onto your butts...

    Was gonna post pic but didn't see how. (Install setup, not your butts)
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       17 Mar 2016 #15

    ModestMice21 said: View Post
    Oh man great. Alright, hold onto your butts...

    Was gonna post pic but didn't see how. (Install setup, not your butts)
    Good luck!!! BTW, maybe you could have taken a pic with your phone and attached it to your post, thru manage attachments in "Go Advanced".
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  6.    17 Mar 2016 #16

    When you get Windows 8 back, first thing you are going to want to do is post a screenshot of Disk Management. Make sure and widen the columns so we can see everything listed in them:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    17 Mar 2016 #17

    Ok one thing. I started The installation. And as it does it's various restarts it keeps prompting me to boot from the USB device. Which is where the 8.1 is. But if I do it just restarts the installation process. But if I don't it brings up the windows boot program where you choose which operating system to start up.

    But both of them say 8.1 on partition three. Because the old broken one is still showing up. So I don't really know which one to continue on with the insulation and which one is the old one.

    * I went back in and restarted the installation process on partition three. But it will now allow me to format or delete. Should I try to delete that so we can start over from scratch. But I'm afraid if I do that it'll turn it into something that won't allow me to install it on. But it's going now. So I'll see what happens.
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  8.    17 Mar 2016 #18

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	69924That's what I'm working with. But now delete and format are available. But like I said I went ahead and started the installation.
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  9.    17 Mar 2016 #19

    Ok i'm on Windows 8.1!! So now i'll need to do that stuff? Or do i need to do something different since i'm on the same system?
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       17 Mar 2016 #20

    ModestMice21 said: View Post
    Ok i'm on Windows 8.1!! So now i'll need to do that stuff? Or do i need to do something different since i'm on the same system?
    Do what Navy asked.... Dual Boot 10 and 8.1 massacre - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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