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Dual Boot System - RTM Partition No Longer Available

could you tell me if it is possible to keep my windows 7ultimate and b able to download the free windows 10 update to use as multi boot? When I try to rollback the upgrade to 8.1, I get the message that ' The files we need to take you back to a previous version of Windows were removed I have got your web-page on my Favourites and if you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated. Only after that they can perform a clean install of Windows 10 if they want. Source

Just go to from your favorite Android (or any other OS except windows 7/8.1) device and you will see an option to choose your favorite W10 edition (Pro & Home But if I do a Restart from Windows 10, I get the old, black & white boot manger screen - and it does list all three OS's correctly, too. I assigned a drive letter ('S') to the 200mb partition in win7. Unable to boot from ISO image Disk cleanup problem How To Install Windows 10 To PC with No Optical Dr...

It uses a combination of your genuine Windows 7/8.1 product key and your machine ID which are stored on Microsoft server. KaisoArt I have a laptop with 2 drives. I suspect that is because I moved W7 to an SSD 6 mos. Thanks for any help or suggestions..

They do not support IA32 UEFI boot, x86_64 UEFI boot from MBR/msdos disk, or BIOS boot from GPT disk. This is a major departure from previous versions of Windows where you could skip entering the product key during the install process. As long as you do not sacrifice System, Local Disk (C:\) and Recovery, you should be able to shrink Drive C: and create enough space to dual boot. Only one Windows will run at a time.

A list of the drives available for the installation will be displayed. There is no way I can give up that drive with all my working work software before I get them all running safely on Win 10. remove your windows 10 disk b. Mo Bhai Vishal: I have been learning quite a bit here.

Private's solution worked. What do I do now?? Also under msconfig > Boot > I would set the OS I use most Set as default. thanks again Reply Ian January 30, 2016 at 2:06 am # Yes, great article.

My issue is that XP recognized the 200mb System partition (created by the factory install of win7) as the C partition. Dual boot of course! made the ISO file as well and mounted it but after running setup.exe it still asked for a product key. Some documents state that the partition being loaded by the Windows boot loader must be a primary partition but I have used this without problem on an extended partition.

However, I can not boot into it. this contact form They want to keep their existing Windows OS along with the new Windows 10. I have been in contact with the manufactor of the laptop and they could not help VG ^^ The same product key should work on 32-bit edition but I'll advise you The boot manager brought up Windows 10 intact and functional.

Evan When you tie your product key to Windows 10, doesn't it become invalid for Windows 7? Help appreciated Reply Ian May 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm # Shrink your C: drive to make room for Vista. Open up a command prompt as an administrator, type in bcdedit, and find the identifier of Windows 8.1, then type in 'bcdedit /delete {iden-tif-i-er}' without quotes. I mean it has to be fairly well known that all you have to do for a dual boot to with multiple OS's is just to install the older ones first

If so how will I get the dual boot menu? Boot into Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to rewrite MBR to Win7 partition. Installing Windows 10 on GPT disk, partitions not ...


If I remove the Vista drive then win 10 won't boot as it is looking for winload.exe. VG ^^ You can try yourself in one computer but I doubt it'll work. Oh well, we live and learn... It should work.

At this point there are going to be some screen flashes, the system will reboot once or twice, and you'll finish up by running through the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Windows Vista RTM x86_64 (only RTM) version support booting in BIOS mode from MBR/msdos disks only, not from GPT disks. Cannot connect Homegroup after the latest patch 1 second image freeze exactly every minute Got WIM file trying to fix DISM-am I using wrong p... Check This Out MOST of the systems pre-installed with Windows 7 x86_64, irrespective of Service Pack level, bitness or edition (SKU), boot in BIOS-MBR mode by default.

FB ^^ I think I've realised what I did wrong. So I did step 1 &2 successfully. Mind that there is no need to create an additional EFI System Partition, since it already exists (see above): when required, mount this to /boot, install your bootloader to it and When I turned the system on last night, it booted directly into the Insider Partition.

And I know nothing about the boot manager. Bootloader UEFI vs BIOS limitations Most of the linux bootloaders installed for one firmware type cannot launch or chainload bootloaders of other firmware type. Macrium restored the partitions as if I had never shrunk the 8.1 partition and enlarged the Win 10 partition. Not a novice, however info on how to 1.

A popup box gave me a listing of bootable devices and the Samsung SSD appeared. The problem is that if Windows 7 is chosen at The boot screen there are no longer drivers available to allow the prior Windows 7 Ultimate to do anything; specifically keyboard I have seen a few threads related to that. Would you consider: expanding deleted C: Sys Reserved partition to reinstall XP there, then recover the MBR into Win7 using Startup Repair from booted Win7 DVD, add XP back to Dual

No. Windows 8/8.1 x86_64 versions support booting in x86_64 UEFI mode from GPT disk only, OR in BIOS mode from MBR/msdos disk only. May be the cloning process (using Macrium Reflect has taken care, or suggested the option to create a boot menu to choose one of both ?) I presume the default boot I think I like W10.

How to decouple 8.1? Just install Windows 10 on a different partition of same hard disk. George V I 'd like to come back to the very first remark (by Mickey) " Why not simply clone your windows partition, then upgrade only one of the copies? You will need to replace {ID} by the actual returned identifier.

It appears to result in tower/desktop formats being susceptible, although it appears that (not all) laptops are less affected.