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    Golden said:
    @jimbo - do you ever reply to anything without mentioning Linux? Do you have some fixation with it?
    You can tell from miles a way he is a linux hardcore user! What did you expect?
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  2. Posts : 8
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       #22

    TO jimbo, golden & matthew

    One could say you are all correct or all wrong.
    In my first post I made no mention of using a USB connection on which to run WIN7. However, in post '15' I said that according to the supplier of WIN10 it cannot be run on a USB Drive nor an external HDD/SSD - but I will double check and give them the link to PCMag. So I had hinted that I had looked at this method.
    I have since, after a long chat, had them confirm that this method is possible with the right software but they knew of none to suggest.
    In addition they informed me that my computer mag will be running a workshop on this subject, in the next edition.
    The exchanges between you brought back distant memories of the 'newsgroups'. No MS forums then - no moderators. Oh what happy days they were????

    Antioch

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    xaccell
    Please - no flaming in my thread. If you have any suggestion as to the thread's subject matter, then please post.
    Antioch

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    Hi jimbo

    Thank you for joining this thread and the info suggested - it now gives me another option.
    Regarding your sentence .... "depending on your Windows edition you might need the PAID version but as you are running HOME the FREE version might work". I will contact the software provider to get confirmation.
    I will certainly take your suggestion seriously as an alternative to dual boot/VM.
    Antioch
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       #23

    antioch said:
    TO jimbo, golden & matthew

    One could say you are all correct or all wrong.
    In my first post I made no mention of using a USB connection on which to run WIN7. However, in post '15' I said that according to the supplier of WIN10 it cannot be run on a USB Drive nor an external HDD/SSD - but I will double check and give them the link to PCMag. So I had hinted that I had looked at this method.
    I have since, after a long chat, had them confirm that this method is possible with the right software but they knew of none to suggest.
    In addition they informed me that my computer mag will be running a workshop on this subject, in the next edition.
    The exchanges between you brought back distant memories of the 'newsgroups'. No MS forums then - no moderators. Oh what happy days they were????

    Antioch

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    xaccell
    Please - no flaming in my thread. If you have any suggestion as to the thread's subject matter, then please post.
    Antioch

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    Hi jimbo

    Thank you for joining this thread and the info suggested - it now gives me another option.
    Regarding your sentence .... "depending on your Windows edition you might need the PAID version but as you are running HOME the FREE version might work". I will contact the software provider to get confirmation.
    I will certainly take your suggestion seriously as an alternative to dual boot/VM.
    Antioch
    Hi there
    appreciate your reply.

    On the Internet of course there's so much information and a load of people post these days without "due diligence" and checking the provenance of what they are posting -- this is probably due to the "Twats and Twots" on most social media sites where people don't really go in for proper discussion.

    When a load here first started on the Internet there was a strict regime of what was then known as "Netiquette" and the main communication was via "Bulletin Boards or BB's.". If you didn't respect Netiquette then the Sysop of those boards would either "give you an extended vacation" from the site or left you in no uncertain terms that un-checked posts or other types of remarks wouldn't be tolerated.

    These days that can't be the case any more though -- however all I say is some people DO test stuff before posting and we hope to help others -- especially on this type of Forum.

    I think we all know here who usually have sensible suggestions and others who are victims of "Click Bait and Fake News".

    Anyway thanks and good luck.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #24

    Hi to All
    Many thanks to all those with their contributions to this thread.
    I came in thinking that I had only 2 choices but ended with 5 or 6 and quite a bit of reading to do.

    Is it possible somebody could come up with a method not mentioned?

    I don't think so and I will mark this thread as solved.

    Rgds
    Antioch
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