Windows 10: Switch systems between partitions...

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and XP
       03 Jun 2016 #1

    Switch systems between partitions...

    My PC is dual boot Windows XP/Windows 10. The system disk for XP is disk0 which is an SSD. The system disk for W10 is a partition on disk1 which is a hard disk. I'm at a point to consider W10 my "main" system, but still need to keep the dual boot configuration. So what I'd like to do is "swap" the locations of the system disks, to move the system disk for W10 to disk0/SSD, and move the system disk for XP to the partition on disk1. My plan is to restore an Acronis image back up for each system to the target partition. My assumption is this will do what I want and when I boot, it will behave the same way giving me the choice of what to boot from, only that now for W10 I'll be booting of the SSD and for XP I'll be booting of the hard drive.

    Is there anything here I'm missing? Will this work as planned?

    Thanks for any help.

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  2.    03 Jun 2016 #2

    Should work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    04 Jun 2016 #3

    You might have to make new BOOT menu so you don't have to do it thru BIOS. EasyBCD 2.3 Download - TechSpot is excellent to make multiboot menu using GUI.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and XP
    Thread Starter
       04 Jun 2016 #4

    Thanks. I'm going to try this today and will let you know how it worked out.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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