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    Windows 7/8.1
       #40

    Thanks Brink, you are awesome!


    Brink said:
    Hello Kevin, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You DO NOT want to delete all partitions on the drive since it contains Windows 8.1 that you want to keep. You would only delete all partitions if you were doing a clean install and didn't want anything on the drive.

    Since Windows 8.1 is installed with UEFI, you need to leave it enabled in your UEFI firmware settings.

    With your setup, it would be easier to do step 5 to install Windows 10 to your 100 GB partition from within Windows 8.1.
    Thanks Brink! I suspected that that was for a clean install only, but thought that maybe I'd missed something. I'll take your suggestion and give it a shot tonight... perhaps if I get it working correctly I should make a video about this and post it to youtube (giving proper credit of course). I know my comment was pretty late to the party, so thanks for coming back to offer insight! :)

    -Kevin
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #41

    You're most welcome Kevin. Please let us know how it went. :)
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    Windows 10
       #42

    So, I'm glad to see it, I'm just waiting to implement it soon.
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    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #43

    bijutoha said:
    So, I'm glad to see it, I'm just waiting to implement it soon.
    Next in line is the desktop HP 500-056. But first I have to convince Windows 10 on this lappy that it should have the Synaptics Mouse drivers installed so I can tell it to shut itself off when it detects my wireless mouse.
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  5. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #44

    Let me see if I got this right. I can boot to a separate formatted HD which has the letter G:\. Install Windows 10 and will dual boot just fine but Win 10 will have the drive letter G:\ Right? Wrong? BTW I am doing a clean install of 10041.

    Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.
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    Windows 10
       #45

    Gary said:
    Let me see if I got this right. I can boot to a separate formatted HD which has the letter G:\. Install Windows 10 and will dual boot just fine but Win 10 will have the drive letter G:\ Right? Wrong? BTW I am doing a clean install of 10041.

    Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.
    All is correct except, when you boot into Windows 10, the drive will become C: by default.
    When you boot back to the other OS, it's local disk will become C:.
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  7. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #46

    Thanks much Edwin:)
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  8. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #47

    OK I installed 10 on a separate drive but it does not dual boot. If I change in BIOS to start on Win 7, only Win 7's bootloader shows. Both Drive letters are C:\
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    win 7 dual boot / 10
       #48

    Gary said:
    OK I installed 10 on a separate drive but it does not dual boot. If I change in BIOS to start on Win 7, only Win 7's bootloader shows. Both Drive letters are C:\
    this tutorial will help you run windows 10 startup repair. That being one way to fix your boot problem.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  10. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #49

    Well none of that worked. I even tried Vista boot Pro, The Recovery etc. I think I will just stay with Windows 7 until 10 becomes final. I now know what to expect. I wiped the drive and all is well.
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