Windows 10: Dual Boot Solved

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  1. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       07 Dec 2017 #1

    Dual Boot


    I have Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 pro.
    Windows 10 is on a M.2 and Windows 7 is on a Sata SSD.

    What I want to do is, be able to choose which operating system to choose to boot from with out using 'F8'
    I would like a screen that gives me that choice. Right now Windows 10 boots first, using a normal start.

    I have read a lot of tutorial that show how to do this when installing Windows 10. I couldn't do that because I had all other drives disconnected when I installed Windows 10.

    Something like this.



    Jack
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  2.    07 Dec 2017 #2

    Boot into Windows 10.

    Open an admin command prompt

    Type

    bcdboot D:\windows

    (subbing D with whatever drive letter Windows 7 OS is in as seen from Windows 10).

    That's it.
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  3. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #3

    Thank you that worked. I now get a choice.
    What I have noticed is; when I'm in Windows 7 Disk Management I don't see the Windows 10 drive.
    I also don't see it when I open My computer or Mini Tool.

    When I'm in Windows 10 I see both drives using the same methods.

    Strange.

    Jack
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  4.    07 Dec 2017 #4

    This is almost certainly a driver related issue. M.2 is a more recent development. No idea how to fix it though. Can you see drive in device management in Windows 7.
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  5. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #5

    I think you hit the nail on the head.

    Windows 7 doesn't have NVMe drivers. My 'M.2 is NVMe.
    In Device Manager it shows 'PCI Device with no driver and I'm unable to update.

    Jack
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  6.    07 Dec 2017 #6

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    I think you hit the nail on the head.

    Windows 7 doesn't have NVMe drivers. My 'M.2 is NVMe.
    In Device Manager it shows 'PCI Device with no driver and I'm unable to update.

    Jack
    This might help or at least put you on right track? There is a section about getting drivers - no idea if rerlevant or not.

    [Guide] Installing Windows 7 on an NVME SSD (from a USB 3.0 thumbdrive) | NotebookReview
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  7. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       08 Dec 2017 #7

    Thanks for the info. I will look into that at a later date.
    I don't want to start to many things at the same time.
    Tinkering with Windows 10 at the present time.
    Jack
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  8. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Dec 2017 #8

    Who`s brand and model M.2 is it ?

    I`m sure there are drivers for it :)
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  9. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       08 Dec 2017 #9

    It's a Intel Pro 6000p M.2

    Jack
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  10. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Dec 2017 #10

    Look here.

    Download NVMe* Drivers for IntelĀ® SSDs

    I`d install that Setup.NVME.exe
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