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  1. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #50

    I just went back to the way I ran 10 before. on a separate hot swap disk.
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  2. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,978
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #51

    Gary said:
    I just went back to the way I ran 10 before. on a separate hot swap disk.
    Alternative suggestion:

    Gary, are any of your hard drives large enough to partition? One of my older laptops has a 320 GB hard drive; the other one has a 500 GB hard drive and this desktop has a 1 TB hard drive. On each one, I've installed Windows 8.1 as my primary. Once 8.1 was installed, I partitioned the hard drive to approximately half and half. Then, following this tutorial, https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ndows-8-a.html create a dual boot system.

    It's much easier the second and third time you do it than the first. It's workable and you can boot into whichever OS you need to.
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  3. Posts : 803
    10 Pro Preview x64
       #52

    Wynona said:
    Then, following this tutorial, https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ndows-8-a.html create a dual boot system.
    Hey Wynona, your link is to the same thread you posted the link in (this one). I end up going in circles :)
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  4. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,978
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #53

    adamf said:
    Hey Wynona, your link is to the same thread you posted the link in (this one). I end up going in circles :)
    Oh, did I already do that? It's hard to keep up when I'm following several threads.
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  5. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #54

    Thanks Wynona, yes all of my drives are 1TB , but I really do not want to dual boot. I really do not know yet for sure if I am going to use Windows 10. It is about 50-50 after this mess with Build 10049.
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  6. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,978
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #55

    Gary said:
    Thanks Wynona, yes all of my drives are 1TB , but I really do not want to dual boot. I really do not know yet for sure if I am going to use Windows 10. It is about 50-50 after this mess with Build 10049.
    Your choice, of course. I would advise you to at least try it each time a new build comes out. My thinking is that it will get better and better as time goes by.

    I'm not gonna tell you it's a Technical Preview. :) It's my belief that if folks don't know it's a TP by now, there's no use trying to tell 'em at this stage of the game. :)
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  7. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 PRO
       #56

    Install not going according to guide


    Looked through the thread, but haven't seen this issue. I'm attempting to install Win10Preview from USB, using /sources/Setup.exe, to a new partition (T: ) on my second SSD:

    Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8-diskmgmt.png

    After Setup checks for updates, I'm greeted with this screen (which, of course, I don't see in the tutorial):

    Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8-options.png

    Pretty sure I don't want the first option (which I think would overwrite my Win 8.1 installation), but unsure if the second will do what I want, either.

    Guidance appreciated!
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  8. Charlie's Avatar
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    win 7 dual boot / 10
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    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    Try step 8 and 9. From what you said so far this is what you want to do. Just be positive that you select the T drive. I always write down how much space is in the partition I want to install in. If not sure keep asking?
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  9. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 PRO
       #58

    Charlie said:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    Try step 9. From what you said so far this is what you want to do. Just be positive that you select the T drive. I always write down how much space is in the partition I want to install in. If not sure keep asking?
    Almost: It's step 8. :) Dunno how I missed that the first time; must have scrolled past or got browser tabs confused. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Charlie!
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  10. Charlie's Avatar
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    win 7 dual boot / 10
       #59

    Ucla
    Welcome to 10Forums and Good luck with your install.
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