Windows 10: Dual Booting

  1.    17 May 2015 #1

    Dual Booting


    Hi,
    I've decided that I would like to dual boot Windows 10 TP (I know im late to the game)


    Now ive done dual booting before, but I was wondering if its any different, as my system has change to include a SSD which just has windows 7 and a HDD with my files.

    If I just partition my HDD to a smaller size and install windows 10 on the other half of that partition will that work and not affect windows 7
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       17 May 2015 #2

    Mitchell said: View Post
    Hi,
    I've decided that I would like to dual boot Windows 10 TP (I know im late to the game)


    Now ive done dual booting before, but I was wondering if its any different, as my system has change to include a SSD which just has windows 7 and a HDD with my files.

    If I just partition my HDD to a smaller size and install windows 10 on the other half of that partition will that work and not affect windows 7
    Morning, and welcome! You should have no problems at all. Shawn Brink, one of our Administrators, and Master Tutorial Guru, has written an excellent tutorial on the "how-to-do". Just go to this post, read it through, and if any more questions or concerns--- post back, many here to help! Have a good one! Dick.....

    Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums
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       17 May 2015 #3

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    ...Shawn Brink, one of our Administrators, and Master Tutorial Guru,...
    Soon he'll earn the moniker 'King Tute'!
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  4.    17 May 2015 #4

    Mitchell said: View Post
    Hi,
    I've decided that I would like to dual boot Windows 10 TP (I know im late to the game)


    Now ive done dual booting before, but I was wondering if its any different, as my system has change to include a SSD which just has windows 7 and a HDD with my files.

    If I just partition my HDD to a smaller size and install windows 10 on the other half of that partition will that work and not affect windows 7
    Except for me having Windows 8.1.1 instead of Windows 7 that's exactly how I have my computer setup. If you do go dual boot some users recommend hiding the OS drives from each other. I'll see if I can find the post.
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