Windows 10: how to dual boot win 7 or 10 Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,299
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       27 Nov 2017 #11

    Hi,
    Thought I was fairly clear
    10 likes to hibernate and not shutdown 1709 build even goes a little further then other previous builds did.
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  2.    27 Nov 2017 #12

    All right I did the command to turn off -h thing.
    It still fails to boot from the windows boot manager built into windows 7.

    See this picture, when select win10pro I get the windows 10 error I previously showed. This all used to work fine last week or so when I first set up easybcd, so MS must have updated something to make it fail, IMO. I did nothing. They are in total control of changes.

    So do I now run 'powercfg -h on' ??????????

    It is a philosophical thing, MS wants you to only use win10, not anything else, so dual booting is not made easy to do, low priority item, deliberately I think, oh a few freebies throw them a bone type things is all you will get from them for legacy os or linus dual booting. I figure it will work if I install linux with grub. Linux is deliberately designed for muti os booting, it has to be made easy for people to actually use linux at all, or they would stay with windows and never get to experience linux, so a survival thing with linux to make dual booting actually work.


    i can just keepusing the bios esc key to select the drive. But none else will know their is an option to boot either 7 or 10.
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  3. Posts : 3,299
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       27 Nov 2017 #13

    Hi,
    I've gotten that message
    For me it was secure boot is activated in bios also fast start
    I had use F5 Optimize defaults and forgot to disable those 2 options.
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  4. Posts : 3,299
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       27 Nov 2017 #14

    Hi,
    Topgun is lurking so I'm sure he can help :)
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  5.    27 Nov 2017 #15

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    I've gotten that message
    For me it was secure boot is activated in bios also fast start
    I had use F5 Optimize defaults and forgot to disable those 2 options.
    This mb is not a uefi bios. it used to dual boot fine with easybcd, now it does not. I had not even used win10 much at all, today it refuses to work, i did nothing to win10, they however do silent updates, i think so. I made no bios config setting changes either. IMO, this is all on MS, their responsible.
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       27 Nov 2017 #16

    sdowney717 said: View Post
    i can just keepusing the bios esc key to select the drive. But none else will know their is an option to boot either 7 or 10.
    Hi,
    That is how you should be doing it anyway :)
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  7.    27 Nov 2017 #17

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    That is how you should be doing it anyway :)
    then why does MS offer a windows boot manager? See it is just crippleware, works very limited, no effort or desire from them to do better, simply a philosophical mindset like why would you want to use anything other than win10.

    I can print instructions next to pc, and tell people how to boot win10 or win7. It is only me and my family, not a business.
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  • Posts : 3,299
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       27 Nov 2017 #18

    Hi,
    Well a lot of people use this instead of dual booting
    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 Virtualization Tutorials

    Boot manager is more for secure boot
    It is a pain even for recovery usage
    That message you posted I get that when booting to Macrium reflect recovery cd or flash media to create or restore a system image
    I just have to cross my fingers and hit F8 again and hope the reflect recovery kicks in
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  •    27 Nov 2017 #19

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Well a lot of people use this instead of dual booting
    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 Virtualization Tutorials

    Boot manager is more for secure boot
    It is a pain even for recovery usage
    That message you posted I get that when booting to Macrium reflect recovery cd or flash media to create or restore a system image
    I just have to cross my fingers and hit F8 again and hope the reflect recovery kicks in
    Running virtual machines is interesting, have done that mostly vmware or virtualbox with linux as host and windows as guest os.

    But see if your host os goes down, you cant run the VM. And if the hardware is not real good, the experience is not going to be as good as running native. Having win 7 and win 10 on separate bootable drives preserves the ability to keep an OS going if a drive fails. Then I can restore the failed os from a macrium image to a new drive.
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  • Posts : 3,299
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       27 Nov 2017 #20

    Hi,
    Yep vmware is popular too :)

    I agree separate drives is preferred by me as well using all the hardware resources.
    But that is mainly why I switched to a device that simplifies dual booting
    Not sure how I lived without it so long
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