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    Windows10
       #320

    ICIT2LOL said:
    Ok mate then I might just give it a try on this clone I have now.
    You need to initialise vhd - see other updated reply.
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  2. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
       #321

    Cerebus mate I am not getting the VHD to set up now it keeps directing me to the path is not specified - what am I doing wrong.??

    Sorry attachments not working but the screen is set for E:\test.vdh - 250 GB - expanding hit OK and then path is not specified

    Have now tried several methods/settings including some DISKPART one put out by Microsoft but cannot get this machine to create that VHD.

    The desktop 7 machine did it no problems. So looks like I am stuck with a single boot on this machine unless I can install 7 using the key this machine came with on a separate partition if that is allowed.
    Last edited by ICIT2LOL; 21 Aug 2017 at 06:18.
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  3. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
       #322

    Another option is to use the original 7 install drive and put 10 form an ISO onto the new partition using the current 10 key?? Is that allowed?
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  4. Posts : 13,555
    Windows10
       #323

    ICIT2LOL said:
    Cerebus mate I am not getting the VHD to set up now it keeps directing me to the path is not specified - what am I doing wrong.??

    Sorry attachments not working but the screen is set for E:\test.vdh - 250 GB - expanding hit OK and then path is not specified

    Have now tried several methods/settings including some DISKPART one put out by Microsoft but cannot get this machine to create that VHD.

    The desktop 7 machine did it no problems. So looks like I am stuck with a single boot on this machine unless I can install 7 using the key this machine came with on a separate partition if that is allowed.
    Ok - lets do it like this.

    1) Boot from Windows 7 installation drive

    2) At first screen, press shift+f10 to get to command prompt

    3) Type following commands EXACTLY (we will install VHD to C drive but can move it later)

    cd \

    md win7

    diskpart

    create vdisk file=c:\win7\win7.vhdx maximum=50000 type=expandable

    select vdisk file=c:\win7\win7.vhdx

    attach vdisk

    exit

    exit

    Now you should be able to continue and install Windows 7.
    Last edited by cereberus; 21 Aug 2017 at 12:39.
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  5. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
       #324

    Ok mate I am sorry for being a bit dumb on this but frustrated the 7 machine did it without batting an eyelid.

    I have just got up and have to go to town In just a while and will get down and do this when I get back as I know if I do it in a hurry I'll foul it up.

    Thanks for sticking with me on this one.
    John:)
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  6. Posts : 13,555
    Windows10
       #325

    Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 9,264
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without
       #326

    Thanks mate have not got to it yet as jobs have overtaken me LOL!!
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  8. Posts : 88
    Windows 10 21H2
       #327

    Can I install Windows 10 first, then Windows 7 to another partition, then use Windows 10 installation disc to repair bootloader so that it can recognize Win 10?
    The fact is I should install Windows 7 first, then Windows 10, but I will get a black white menu boot screen, which is ugly. I want the new modern boot menu.
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  9. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
       #328

    ntd252 said:
    Can I install Windows 10 first, then Windows 7 to another partition, then use Windows 10 installation disc to repair bootloader so that it can recognize Win 10?
    The fact is I should install Windows 7 first, then Windows 10, but I will get a black white menu boot screen, which is ugly. I want the new modern boot menu.
    You don't need to use the Windows 10 installation disc to repair the bootloader. Windows 7 will set up dual booting with Windows 10, but it will revert back to the Windows 7 boot loader. To restore the Windows 10 boot loader, boot into Windows 10, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:
    bcdboot C:\Windows

    You can even do it in Windows 7, the command would be:
    E:\Windows

    But make sure to change the E:\ to whatever drive letter Windows 10 gets assigned in Windows 7.
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  10. Posts : 29
    Win 10
       #329

    Can this tutorial be good for win xp and win 10 ?

    Tnx
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