Windows 10: Dual Boot RTM with Insider Build Solved

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    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       17 Sep 2015 #21

    NavyLCDR said:
    No problems with mine. I've only got two partitions on my laptop, Windows 10 and 10 Insider. My boot files are on the Windows 10 partition.
    magilla said: View Post
    I have been dual booting win 7 and 10 insider since last January with no problems. Also win 8.1 pro and win 10 insider on another computer. Now both computers have win 10 RTM and win 10 insider. Have had no problems with either as far as dual booting and updates
    I did the update to RTM on the win 7x64 primary partition it worked but required a few re starts to find everything and smooth out although it could boot faster .

    I re set the hdd indexing on the updated parition and excluded library and media files and just indexed the user files ,browsers and DOCS and ofc not the programs .

    I renamed the updated win 10 RTM drive partitian to Win 10 C: from Win 7 C: *after the update* that was a mistake ☻

    The boot loader got confused and booted into the pre existing Win 10 insider build no matter which option I selected from the boot loader . One option said Windowes 10 on volume 2 and the other was Windows 10 on volume 3 .

    Changing the new Win 10 RTM partition ( actually the pre existing Win 7 drive partition name *back to* Win 7 C: fixed it just looks odd in the directory tree now that this is a Win 10 /Win 10 configuration because whatever drive *I'm not on* is a win 7x drive but othewise it works fine now .

    The boot loader options remained unchanged from above after the update throughout all of this and they work as intended now .

    My take away is dont rename the RTM in place updated drive partition from win 7 C: to Win 10 C: *after the RTM in place update * on a dual boot configuration and just let it be ☻☻

    I may do a clean install later if the boot time doesent speed up some or I may do it just because it's Windows although the win 7 clean install was in good shape I did that and a clean install of a test build on a new drive about 6 mo. ago .

    Friday I'm doing a bare metal install of Win 10 RTM ISO on the i7 HP Elite book laptop with updated drivers from HP that has an activated Win 10 RTM update over 7 x64 pro to get it off on the right track .

    I may re set that one to a UFEI configutration it goes both ways, it's on a reg bios now ...any comments on that would be appreciated .

    OTOH I might try a clean install re set on the RTM partition on *this box * just to see what shakes out that way later on .
    I mostly use the test biuld on a smaller partition here on this box (daily driver ) on a 150 GB partition and the big parition that has RTM on it now mostly for storage anyaway , it runs pretty fast that way .

    OTOH maybe we'll juast see what shakes out after I get the boot time back to speed or it may work itself out I've seen that happen on test builds that otherwise worked fine like this one .

    On this daily driver 4 core I can see RTM on a 240 GB SSD drive with some x86/64 programs on it and *this * 1 TB metal hdd as storage with the Insider test build on it until the program ends maybe who knows ?

    Anyways thanks for the replies .☺
    Last edited by blutos cousin; 17 Sep 2015 at 02:03.
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