Windows 10: How set up dual boot with two version of Windows 10

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  1.    31 Jan 2017 #61

    OK, I installed the clean install on the unallocated space. I had to re-letter my Data drive and now I have a little glitch in the BIOS startup. Instead of seleting the OS I want to boot to on a black and white screen, It now shows the choice on a blue screen in the top left corner. Is this proper? Anways, here's the DM image.
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  2.    31 Jan 2017 #62

    That is really weird. The F: drive "Clean Install" partition is marked as the active partition - but the System Reserved partition is now listed as the "system" partition indicating that is where the computer has booted from.

    If you notice in the previous Disk Management screenshot the System Reserved partition is marked as both the active and the system partition which is the way it is supposed to be.
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  3.    31 Jan 2017 #63

    AddRam, types of partitions is something I know absolutely nothing about (I did do some reading on Google last night - but I still didn't understand what I read). What I did yesterday was to format the Clean Install so I could make it 'Unallocated Space.' Then I installed Windows 10 into that partition as you instructed. If the result is 'weird,' then it must be bad (or at least not good). Can you instruct me further in how to straighten this out? I would like to end up with a very clean machine that follows the correct protocols. I'm getting too old for work-arounds.
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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       31 Jan 2017 #64

    Nisko, in your post #61, the Disk Management, for which of your two Windows installations you are booted to when the screenshot was taken? The first one I assume and seems logical, the one on C: partition?
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  5.    31 Jan 2017 #65

    So far, everything I've done has been in the C: partition. I want everything to be right before I touch the Clean Install.
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  6. Kari's Avatar
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       31 Jan 2017 #66

    It could be good if you booted once to that new install and made Disk Management screenshot, posting it here.
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  7. Kari's Avatar
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       31 Jan 2017 #67

    Nisko said: View Post
    Instead of selecting the OS I want to boot to on a black and white screen, It now shows the choice on a blue screen in the top left corner. Is this proper?
    The legacy text based boot menu (white text on black background) was used up to Windows 7. Windows 8 introduced the new graphical boot menu, here's an example:

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    By default the last boot entry added to boot menu determines which boot menu is used. If you add Windows 7 or older to Windows 10 boot menu, it will be switched to legacy one, and vice versa, adding Windows 8 or later to Windows Vista or 7 boot menu switches to modern one.
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  8.    31 Jan 2017 #68

    Now I understand the boot window - and that's what I see. OK. Kari, I know it might sound crazy, but I don't know how to make a screenshot and save it as a jpg. I went to my Clean Install and used the PrtScrn key - but don't know what to do next. I use an app in my old install to do screen captures. Please tell me what to do. I know how to save an image to my old OS or to my Data drive (where I prefer to save it). So, in summary, once I press Fn+PrntScrn, how do I make that screenshot into a jpg?
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  9. Kari's Avatar
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       31 Jan 2017 #69

    It's easier to give you a tutorial link than explain the same here: Screenshot - Take in Windows 10

    And to post it here: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums
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  10. AddRAM's Avatar
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       31 Jan 2017 #70

    You can use Partition Wizard to mark the System Reserved partition Active, and mark F inactive, if you want. F will still boot and you`ll still be able to delete the old install when you`re ready.

    After you use Print Screen, open Paint. Up in the left is a drop down menu, click paste, now you`ll see your picture appear.

    From the drop down menu select save as, now save it as a jpg to your desktop, name it whatever you want.

    Now, choose Go Advanced in your reply, not Post Quick Reply. You`ll see a paperclip icon near the top middle of your reply, click that icon, then navigate to the picture you saved on your desktop, and upload it to your reply.

    You can also use Paint and the Snipping tool in combination :)

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