Windows 10: Help with adding Win 10x64 to duo boot Win 32 on other Solved

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  1. Posts : 82
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
       17 Nov 2017 #1

    Help with adding Win 10x64 to duo boot Win 32 on other


    Hi,

    I have a dual boot. Xp and Win 10.

    They are each on a different drive.

    I want to kill the XP and put a Win 10 x64 over it, keeping the 32.

    What is the best way for me to install this please?

    I have Win10 for a clean install on a USB.

    Thanks

    oz
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  2. Posts : 2,252
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       17 Nov 2017 #2

    Just wipe out XP then install Windows 10 over it.
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  3. Posts : 82
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #3

    Well that was easy wasn't it! Okay.

    Will the Win usb give the option toi choose the XP drive?
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  4.    17 Nov 2017 #4

    ozstar said: View Post
    Well that was easy wasn't it! Okay.

    Will the Win usb give the option toi choose the XP drive?
    If you boot the computer from the USB flash drive, yes. You can also run setup.exe from the /Sources folder on the USB flash drive, select the custom install option when presented with it, and the next screen will list drives and partitions to install to.
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  5. Posts : 82
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #5

    Many thanks
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  6. Posts : 82
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #6

    The media Creation on the USB which I have used in others okay, says it can't work on this computer.

    Would that be because the USB is x64 and I am trying to load into a 32?

    The box itself is okay as it already has win 32 on it and it is a x64 machine.
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  7.    17 Nov 2017 #7

    ozstar said: View Post
    The media Creation on the USB which I have used in others okay, says it can't work on this computer.

    Would that be because the USB is x64 and I am trying to load into a 32?

    The box itself is okay as it already has win 32 on it and it is a x64 machine.
    Are you booting from the USB flash drive, or running setup.exe from it from inside the existing Windows installation? You have to boot from the USB flash drive.
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  8. Posts : 82
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #8

    Okay thanks will try.
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  9. Posts : 82
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #9

    Strangely it won't boot to the USD device.

    Can't see in Bios how to change to boot to USB. Only give HD and CDs as option.

    In USB Config it does 'see' the USB tho'.

    I get a message on booting Insert Boot device and press key..
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  10.    17 Nov 2017 #10

    ozstar said: View Post
    Strangely it won't boot to the USD device.

    Can't see in Bios how to change to boot to USB. Only give HD and CDs as option.

    In USB Config it does 'see' the USB tho'.

    I get a message on booting Insert Boot device and press key..
    What did you use to create the USB flash drive with? I'm betting on RUFUS. The message you are getting would indicate it's in the wrong format. It needs to be FAT32 with the partition on the flash drive marked as "active". I'm willing to bet your flash drive is probably NTFS.
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