Windows 10: Two SSDs with Windows 8.1 and Build 10240. Upgrade path?

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    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 17713
       27 Jul 2015 #1

    Two SSDs with Windows 8.1 and Build 10240. Upgrade path?

    I have a dual boot system with two SSDs, with Windows 8.1 on one and Build 10240 on the other.

    At this stage I am confused by all the Microsoft posts about upgrading.

    Will I be able to upgrade to the new Build on the 29th on my Build 10240 (which is Activated and has the Fast/Slow options available)? I intend remaining on the Insider Programme.

    If not, will I be able to upgrade on the 8.1? Will I then be able to clean install the new Build but on the other SSD?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       27 Jul 2015 #2

    It's my understanding that to get the free upgrade to Win10 one has to be logged into Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1. I haven't dual-booted with Win10, have separate hardware, so can't respond as to whether Insiders will get the upgrade over the Win10 now running. Won't want it on my current machine [originally came with Vista] as I have a better one with Win7 w/SP1 set aside for Win10 which will be put into service tomorrow evening.
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