Windows 10: Dual boot windows 10 and 7 on seperate drives Solved


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    windows 10 and windows 7
       22 Mar 2016 #1

    Dual boot windows 10 and 7 on seperate drives


    I want to set up a dual boot system with windows 10 and 7. I have both already installed on separate drives in my desktop system and was wondering if it is still possible to set up a dual boot. Now I just switch boot priority in BIOS, but sometimes when I start up 7 it wants to perform a chkdsk. I always aboard these since it screwed up one of my drives before, with unrecoverable data as a result. How do I get it set up so I don't have those chkdsk issues anymore?
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  2.    22 Mar 2016 #2

    You have to turn off Windows 10 Fast Startup:
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    To set up dual booting, in Windows 10, assuming you can see the Windows 7 installation on the other drive, open an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt. Type

    BCDBOOT E:\Windows /addlast /d

    The path in red will be to the Windows 7 Windows folder.

    You can then set your menu timeout, order of the boot items, and default by holding Win key + R to open run dialog. Run MSCONFIG. Select the boot tab.
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 and windows 7
       22 Mar 2016 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You have to turn off Windows 10 Fast Startup:
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    To set up dual booting, in Windows 10, assuming you can see the Windows 7 installation on the other drive, open an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt. Type

    BCDBOOT E:\Windows /addlast /d

    The path in red will be to the Windows 7 Windows folder.

    You can then set your menu timeout, order of the boot items, and default by holding Win key + R to open run dialog. Run MSCONFIG. Select the boot tab.
    Thank you very much! That was an easy and fast fix, very much appreciated!
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