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UEFI Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7 x64 on SSD Drive?

Q: UEFI Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7 x64 on SSD Drive?

Hi everyone, my new laptop has a normal hard drive and also has a 128gb Samsung m.2 ssd drive.

I was able to install a fresh dual boot on the regular hard drive. First Windows 10 then Windows 7 using usb method which included embedding the usb 3 drives.

Now for the ssd I shrink down half the drive after Windows 10 was installed so I could install Windows 7. Followed pretty much the same process, booted with Windows 7 usb got all the way to the partitions and Windows then said "Windows was unable to create a system partition etc." message. I did have the option to continue, which I did as stated in one of the tutorials " this site. However after files installed I ended up getting an error at the end.

So I'm wondering is this perhaps because I didn't burn the samsung nvme drives into the usb?

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Preferred Solution: UEFI Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7 x64 on SSD Drive?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: UEFI Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7 x64 on SSD Drive?

- Win 10 use "Secure boot" that isn't compatible with Win 7. You have to set it to Other and Compatible System Mode to enable. As Win 7 was installed with Secure boot=enable, don't know if it will boot with Secure boot=disabled

For Win 7
Under CSM enable UEFI boot.

More or less like this
OS type Windows UEFI = Secure boot, so if OS type = Other, secure boot is disabled.

for CSM, here are the current settings (in bold)
Launch CSM.......................................(Auto, Enabled, Disabled)
Boot Device Control.............................(UEFI and Legacy OPROM, Legacy OPROM only, UEFI Only)
Boot from Network Devices...................(Ignore, Legacy Only)
Boot from Storage Devices....................(Ignore, Legacy Only, UEFI Driver first)
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices....(Legacy Only, UEFI driver first)

Boot from the Win 7 installation disk ON UEFI MODE (important).

Install on the large empty NTFS partition

For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7

Yes, you have to load the m.2 ssd nvme drivers. As you already have added the USB drivers, during installation you can add them from a USB flash disk.
If you want to understand how the drivers affect Win 7 installation disk
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

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Hello
Spent about literally hundred days. Trying to dual boot windows 7 on my UEFI vaio pre installed with windows 8. I tried to follow almost all the forums on the Internet. Created bootable usb which gets stuck at starting windows and used a dvd which the vaio does not recognise. When choosing legacy boot on bios then the problem comes that my hdd is mbr and I am not in a position to format and delete everything due to important files. Pleas help me how do I install windows 7 on this Vaio as there is no guide for this specific platform. Thanks

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Hello! I recently acquired an Acer V3-771G and I want to dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Pro x64 and I was wondering if it is recommended to change BIOS with the UEFI found on Acer's site. Also, if i should do that, when is it right to switch from BIOS to UEFI? In the beginning, after W7 is installed, after W8 is installed, etc. Note that I have some experience with dual-boots, but none whatsoever with Windows 8.

As for the system specs, I am only able to write them as they are written on the box, as I haven't installed any Windows yet.
CPU: i7-3630QM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT650M
8 GB Ram DDR3
HDD: 500GB 5400rpm

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows Pro x64 dual-boot BIOS vs UEFI

Does your Acer have a BIOS chip or a uEFI firmware chip?

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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I purchased Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8 installed on it. When Windows 10 upgrade started rolling out, I moved to Windows 10 Home.I have been running into some issues with my activation so had been trying to reset to factory default but that is also not happening.I created a Windows 10 UEFI bootable disk and went to the BIOS to set the USB as the first bootable disk in the list but it doesn't show up there.Now it did show up earlier (without me changing any setting in BIOS) when I was trying to do recovery using System Image Recovery option with Recovery Image in the USB. Anyways, now I'm trying to install the Windows 10 from scratch and then Ubuntu 16.x alongside Win10 however stuck at this very phase.I read quite a lot about UEFI and Secure boot and see that in my Boot menu UEFI is enabled and Secure Boot is disabled. Please refer the screenshots.Can someone explain me in detail that with this setting in BIOS what could be going wrong with my steps where UEFI bootable USB is not detected?Also, in addition to that if someone can point me to the latest document/discussion for Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I might have it bookmarked but just in case.I would appreciate quick and detailed response.Thank you in advance.


























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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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Hi I am trying to Dual Boot Windows PE UEFI and Windows 7 64 bit UEFI both running from the Hard Disk
So I apply the Windows 7 64 bit Image to the Hard Disk with the below mentioned diskpart Script to W: and run the following bcdboot and bcdedit commands
bcdboot W:\windows /s S: /l en-US /f UEFI
bcdedit /set {default} path \Windows\System32\Winload.efi
bcdedit /set {default} device partition=W:
bcdedit /default {default}
select disk 0
clean
convert GPT
create partition EFI size=100 offset=1024
format quick fs=fat32 label=EFI
assign letter=S
set id="C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B"
create partition MSR size=128
create partition primary size=50000
format quick fs=ntfs label=Recovery
assign letter=R
create partition primary size=3048
format quick fs=fat32 label=Bootrec
assign letter="B"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label=Windows
assign letter=W
set id="EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7"
list volume
exit
As you can see i am creating a new partition of size 3 GB and labeling it as a Bootrec. Now i need to know how to create a BCDBoot and BCDEDIT entry after applying the  WINPE image to Partition B:. So that the Boot Menu Contains an option which says
WINPE which boots right into the WINPE image?
Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated. I tried to follow the article mentioned below but that is breaking the Windows 7 bcd boot entries.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh2651... Read more

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Hi all, So I just got my replacement y-700. It comes with a 128gb SSD drive. It has windows 10 installed. I want to dual boot and want a copy of windows 7 also on the ssd drive. I have sucessfully installed dual boot on the internal hard drive. Can't replicate on the SSD. Steps so far:- Shrunk Windows 10 to make space for windows 7- Bios is set to "Legacy Support", "UEFI First", USB Legacy "enabled". Secure boot doesn't show up when you pick legacy support.- I am able to boot with my windows 7 usb stick (my usb drivers are installed) but when I get to the empty partition to install, I get the ?Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition?- So then in the same menu I deleted the empty partition, and then windows gave me this isn't the recommended order to install. But went ahead to see what happened. Files started installing but at the end got an unable error. So what did I miss? I have the internal drive dual booting no problem.

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Hi all,

I got a new laptop. It is UEFI. I want to have multiple partitions. 1. Windows 10 2. Windows 7 3. Another Windows 7 Install or Windows 10

Created slipstream ISO of both Windows Pro x64 and Windows 10 Home x64, with updates and drivers from lenovo.

Deleted all partitions on the HD, installed Windows 10. Then in the UEFI bios, disabled secure boot and enabled legacy mode with uefi as first option.

Then stuck in my Windows 7 iso and booted. I get to the installing windows prompts and then I get a "Load Driver" pop up. Not sure what driver it is asking for. Laptop has x2 usb ports and x1 usb 2 port. I have the usb in my usb 2 port.

No clue what to do now.

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Dual Boot W10 + W8.1 installs using 2 SSDs. Any thoughts on why there are less partitions on SSD install #2?

SSD 1 W10 (installed first) C Drive:

- Recovery
- System
- Reserved
- Primary

SSD 2 W8.1 (installed last)

- Reserved
- Primary

Am I right in saying that install/SSD 2 shared the (Recovery, System) UEFI boot partition and that this is not good if I remove SSD1?

How do you prevent this on SSD #2, by physically removing SSD #1 when installing OS #2?

Appreciate any help.

A:Windows 10 Dual Boot UEFI Missing or Shared Partitions on SSD2?

Yes, the only way to ensure that a clean install of Windows will not affect any other hard drives/SSDs with system partitions on them is to disconnect them when installing Windows to the drive you want it exclusively on. Unplugging either the data cable or the power cable is good enough.

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Hi all,

So I got a new laptop its a Lenovo Y700-15ISK, UEFI Bios. I am trying to get the machine to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. I installed Windows 10 first, no problem. Windows 7x64 is just not working.

My windows 10 was a fresh install, slipstreamed updates and drivers from Lenovo using NTLite.

Windows 7, slipstreamed all Lenovo Windows 7x64 drivers, also windows updates (sp2). Windows seems to install fine but when it reboots after the install and boot picks Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager, I get a blue screen! 0x0000007e. I installed the USB 3 drivers via NTLite in booth the install.wim and boot.wim. I don't have an issue with is asking for drivers at the Windows 7 install.

After installing Windows 10, I made these changes to the bios.

Boot mode: Legacy Support
Boot Priority: Legacy First
Turned off OS Optimized defaults

Installed Windows 7x64 from usb stick, install seems to work but when it reboots,
BSOD BLUE SCREEN! Same error 0x0000007e
Also unable to boot into windows 7 using safe mode. I get as far as:
C:/Windows/System32/drivers/disk.sys
then it BSOD's
Totally totally at a loss right now!

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Hello to the forum. Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for pointing me in this subforum.

I have a notebook toshiba satellite L850-1HU with UEFI

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

I have a professional license N sp1 x64 and then supports UEFI

Is possible to combine the systems in dual boot and both in UEFI mode?

I see from your guides that for installation the UEFI is necessary partition in a certain way.
What should I do if I want to leave intact the UEFI partition of win 8 (5 partition)? I just make only space for win7(1 partition) that will use the same 4 partition UEFI of win 8 or i make other 5 partition???
And which of the two systems will handle the boot? I can decide I?

and the warranty? restores factory work?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?

Sorry for the confusion! I hope you manage to understand me and help!

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

A:Satellite L850 & Win 8 UEFi: How dual boot UEFI win 7 ?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?



Yes. This is how I do any OS tests\'dual boot'\experiments etc with zero chance of damage to the original boot OS\hd. Am keeping a bunch of old HD's for the purpose. The downside is the slight risk for some mechanic\connection problems, just be careful, remember to power down! So if you don't find it troublesome to switch HD's, IMO go ahead and try that route.

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Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

A:Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

Sure. BL does support GPT.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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I lost access to my windows 7 drive (Dual-boot windows 7 & Ubuntu). every time I try to run Windows 7 I get the message: Bootmgr is compressed, Press CTRL_ALT-DEL to restart. I could run Bootrec /fixmbr or diskpart or attrib to rebuild my mbr table through DOS command window using my windows 7 recovery CD. The problem I cannot access drive C: where my windows 7 are. I get the error message: Cannot open volume for direct access or system cannot find the drive path or specified. I still can access all my windows folders and files through home folder in Ubuntu. I don't want to reformat and reinstall windows. Is there is a way to run the DOS commands within Ubuntu or any other advice to how to fix this issue.

A:Lost access to Windows 7 Drive (Dual-Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

Hi,

Please see whether the steps outline in this tutorial will be of help:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Regards,
Golden

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Hello Windows 8 members.

I'm Trinty from Windows 7 forums (maybe someone knows me).

I installed Windows 8 on VM but I want to install it on my current machine,
dual-boot with Windows 7.

Windows 7 is already installed and there is one problem. I don't have Install CD and Repair CD.
My questions :

1. When I install Win 8 do I need Install CD or Repair CD for Windows 7 (for ex. to repair Bootmgr) ?
2. Can I install Windows 8 from HDD (without using flash drive or DVD) ?
- If answer is yes : How ?
- If answer is no : Can I use Flash Drive 4GB ?

That is all for now.

Please answer soon.
Thanks in advace.
Baltic Trinty (w7 Trinty)

A:Installing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Dual Boot from Flash Drive

Hello Baltic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can install Windows 8 with the ISO, DVD, or USB. The tutorial below can help show you how to install Windows 8 to dual boot with Windows 7 using either installation media.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am not sure how to do this. I originally had XP and added another drive installing windows 7 professional (64 bit) and have a dual boot system. I transferred or saved all of the data from the XP drive and want to format it, however it will not allow me to format it.
I boot up on drive C: which is w7 but can select to boot up on drive D: which is XP.
I have attached screen shot of the disk manager, but
Disk 0 is D: is NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition) which is the windows XP drive.
Disk 1 is C: is NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) which is the w7p drive.

Not sure how to do this without loosing the w7p drive. I thought about unplugging the w7p drive and booting from the w7p disk, but not sure how that would work when plugging the original w7p drive back in.

Thanks.

A:How to format drive (windows xp) on dual boot system (windows 7 pro)

I'd guess your problem is that you want to boot from C and format D, but Windows frowns at that when it sees that D contains your system files.

This probably happened because you left the XP drive connected when you installed Windows 7 to the other drive.

I also suspect that if you disconnect the D drive you can't boot at all from C. Is that correct? That would also be because your system files are on D.

If your system files were on C, I think you could then boot from C with D disconnected.

And you should also then be able to boot from C and format D.

You can use an application like BCDedit to copy system files from C to D.

Or you may be able to do it by disconnecting D and running system repair from a Windows install DVD--you may have to run it several times.

Others may have more ideas. That's my best guess just looking at the pic you posted.

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Hi guys.

Thanks for looking at this thread.

I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.

1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how?
2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it?
3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI?
4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?

Thank you

A:Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

Really no point in dual booting since they are essentially the same OS like 7 to Vista.

Choose one and stick with it, Windows 7 will be supported till 2017 (mainstream) and 2020 (security).

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Dear Friends,

Long time reader of this forum but a first time poster, so please forgive me if this question has already been asked and answered.

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

Originally my laptop came with Windows 7 and when i looked at disk management my disks were formatted with UEFI schema. One of my friend gave me a UEFI bootable USB drive loaded with Windows 8. So, i thought why not give it a try. So, I created a backup of my OEM Windows 7 and saved the iso files in a seperate external HD (created twice just to be sure . Now, i decided to load the Windows 8. Booted into the BIOS and there is an option to select the USB drive along with the UEFI option for that USB drive. I selected the UEFI option but some reason it does not boot into UEFI. So i decided to select the standard USB install and this option let me install windows 8. In the process of installing i formatted the partitions and made a single partition and installed Windows 8 on it. I am guessing now the drive is not GPT but MBR. I also noticed that his installation USB disk had an option to select either 32bit or 64bit of Windows 8...I find this kind of odd. Would Microsoft create a same iso file with both versions? I am guessing he created the USB from a illegitimate source.
I am planning on purchasing Windows 8 Pro version as an iso but wanted to be confident that it would work with UEFI architecture.

Questions:
1. Why would the system NOT boot from UEFI?
2. If I download the legitimate iso fr... Read more

A:UEFI USB Disk - Does not boot from UEFI Windows 8.

Welcome. Begin with Clean Install - Windows 8. See the UEFI links in the tutorial: How to Install Windows 8 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI). You also will want to see this tutorial link: How to Do a Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.

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Hello everyone
I am trying to make Windows 10 scripted installation with UEFI boot.
Every things works with normal Legacy mode in our environment and k2000.
I have made WINPE 10 boot file as a normal procedure with k2000 Media Manager (like in legacy mode). And uploaded it to k2000. Of cause I have re-cached my drivers when making new a boot source. 
I have setup our new DHCP so it can boot with UEFI and it works!, and I can see my boot sources when boot up the client in UEFI mode. 
Here comes the tricky part I can choose my newly created Windows 10 boot source with Dell's own WINPE10 drivers. Then it loads the Boot source file that I created but It stop at the Windows 10 logo it never loads the deployment menu like in legacy mode, so I cannot deploy a scripted installation.
I am stuck what could be wrong or what have I missed ? Please help
Regards,
Michael

     

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hello eveybody , i need a halp from this forum for installing dual boot windows 7 32 bit with windows 8 64 bit uefi (gpt ). i tried to install windows 7 32bit but its gives msg " the selected partition is gpt type " . then i searched on goggle regarding this msg and i got to know tht my syetem had uefi system , not bios . so kindly tell me is it possible to install windows 7 32 bit with windows 8 64 bit uefi sustem ? if yes thne assist me what do i need to do for this ? i want to keep my windows 8 64 bit as it has come with my machine and secondly i need to install windows 7 32 bit c which i need to run my some programs tht do not support 64 bit windows . thx

A:dual bood windows 7 32 bit with windows 8 64 uefi (gpt )

Sorry, but you need to keep your 32 bit PC.
OR
VirtualBox - Install Windows 8
VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Hi, I installed Windows 7 on a second hard drive (WD 500GB c) to create a dual boot with Vista (OS d). This has been working great and I have fully transferred over to Windows 7.

Now I want to remove the Vista drive (OS d) and format it to use for data only or in future purchase a larger capacity hd for data. I think my MBR is on the Vista drive so how can I do this safely and easily?

I have attached a screenshot from disc manager.

A:Removing Vista drive from a dual boot with Windows 7 on seperate drive

Unplug Disk 0 , and then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times . It will add the Windows 7 boot files in the WD 500 GB disk 1.

(But if you want to make the boot files in a separate partition (which is a usual situation with a clean install), you may see System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management .)

Now you are able to Boot up windows 7 directly .... so you may easily format the Vista disk, if you want, either using the option three of the tutorial Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD , or Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command or SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation .

Hope it helps .

EDIT : If you dont want to format the vista drive, you will need to delete the windows 7 boot entry from it . Download and install EasyBCD , Click on the "Edit Boot Menu" button and Click on delete , and save .
Now , you can use the either OS using the boot menu key of your computer, selecting which disk is to boo up during start up the computer.

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I hope I don't get in trouble for this. I "moved" this to hardware.Topic 38996

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Hey guys -

I was wondering if there was any way I could dual boot my external Firewire/USB drive. I would like to dual boot with XP and Mac OS 10.3. I use this drive at work to clone other Macs with images but I would also like to be able to have a Windows XP OS on there. If I cannot dual boot them, can I partition them and only install Mac OS X on 1 partition?

Thanks!
 

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Hi everyone ! this is my first post. i hope someone can help me with this question..

I've just got a new HP laptop with windows 7 Home Premium.
Anytime Upgraded to Ultimate.

i want to boot to windows XP (SP2) on this new laptop..(Not necessarily Dual-Boot). there is only on program i need to use under XP.

the dual-booting tutorials here are quite in depth and potentially problematic for none techie like me. i would prefer not re-partion the drive and 'hide' one operating system from the other, so what i would prefer to do is this...

1. Plug in an External hard drive (USB 2.0).Clean and factory formatted.

2. Go into my BIOS > Disable boot from internal hard drive > enable boot from CD Drive (first)

3. Exit BIOS having saved changes

4. insert win XP Install disk in drive.

So, in theory XP Install should be like on a brand new machine.

when i want to use windows 7 i would reverse the BIOS changes and make sure external drive with XP is not connected.

So, windows 7 would not know XP is even in use.

Is all this viable... or is there something that would prevent it from working?

Thanks

Tony8

A:Dual-Boot windows XP from External Drive

I have a similiar problem. I have a new Windows 7 computer and an old computer running XP. I can mount the XP hard drive into a USB enclosure. If I change the bios to boot from the USB port first, will I be able boot from the XP drive when the drive is connected and boot from the internal drive when the xp drive is not connected?

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I installed windows 7 on my desktop where XP was already installed. Now, unless I have the RC1 DVD in the drive, the computer automatically boots to XP with no option. If I leave the DVD in the drive it gives me the ''press any key to boot from CD or DVD" then automatically goes to win7 if I dont press anything. I used BCD while in 7 and it didn't seem to have an effect. Help?!

A:Dual boot issue with Windows 7 and XP with DVD in drive

Have you tried going to the BIOS menu and selecting boot from Internal HDD?

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop which I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium from Vista doing an inplace upgrade. Everything works fine. I wanted to dual boot with XP so I followed the tutorial from this site to do so. The dual boot works just fine but XP is always drive E:, whether I'm in Windows 7 (which is always drive C: ) or in XP. Isn't the currently loaded operating system supposed to be drive C: and the other drive will be assigned a different letter? Or is that only on systems with two physical hard drives? And, does it matter? Seems to me some programs are going to choke trying to install and run on drive E:

A few more details on my system and what I did: I started with a single 93 GB partition and shrunk the volume in Windows 7 so the drive was roughly split in half. I left the unallocated space as unallocated and booted with the XP disc. I selected the unallocated space and XP made a partition using all but 8 MB and left 8 MB unallocated (not sure why it wouldn't use it all). I installed XP on this new partition, updated drivers, etc. and then ran EasyBCD as shown in the tutorial. When I boot the machine now I get the option to select which OS I want and I can boot into either just fine.

Advice? Thoughts?

Thanks.

A:XP stays as Drive E: in Dual Boot With Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Peregrine


The dual boot works just fine but XP is always drive E:, whether I'm in Windows 7 (which is always drive C: ) or in XP. Isn't the currently loaded operating system supposed to be drive C: and the other drive will be assigned a different letter? Or is that only on systems with two physical hard drives? And, does it matter?


Hi! Welcome to SevenForums!
1. NO Windows isn't always supposed to be on the C Drive
2. It doesn't matter








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Peregrine


Seems to me some programs are going to choke trying to install and run on drive E:


They won't. The ONLY reason that they install on Drive C is because that's how it's set in the registry.....

WARNING! BEFORE EDITING THE REGISTRY, MAKE A BACK-UP BY GOING TO FILE THEN EXPORT IN REGEDIT
To change it open Registry Editor (Write regedit in the start bar and press enter)

1. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and click on it.

2. Find ProgramFilesDir in the right bar.

3. Right-Click it and click Modify

4. Under Value Data write in the location you want your files to install for exampe D:/Programs

Remember you have to reboot for your changes to show.

Thanks!
ZeshanA
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Please advise me the steps involving to install windows 8.1 single language - through USB drive (I have one OEM License from another pc) as a dual booting environment in my available D drive partition. I have Windows 10 installed in C drive. I tried to download through Mediacreation tool but not succeeded. I have Dell Inspiron 5558
 

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Windows 8, 64-bit.

Used to run Win 7 on our main drive, and used a second one for storage (mainly games), however something happened, making us unable to boot. So we decided to upgrade to Windows 8, which we put on our secondary drive, and that's now the main one (boots from here, is Disk 0). When I turn on the PC, it asks me whether to run on Windows 7 or 8 (8 is the default). C: contains Windows 8, D: Contains Win 7.

MAIN PROBLEM: Since we're going to use the old main drive as storage (the one with Windows 7), I wanted to format it, but it won't let me because, I suppose, of the System files still on it (System, Active). Picture of Disk Management below. How do I format it?

A:Removing Old Windows 7 in 2nd Drive (dual boot)

Hi there

Simple - first ensure the disk is not open in file explorer etc.

Get into Command mode as administrator

Now run the following commands

1) diskpart
2 list disk ==> you'll get a list of disks -- choose the one you want to use say 2
3) select disk 2
4) clean
5) create partition primary
6) active (Only use this command if you want to install an OS on the HDD - otherwise skip command 6)
7) format fs=ntfs quick
8) assign
9) exit
Now you can use the disk as data etc without any trace of the previous OS. If you want to re-size partitions etc use GPARTED either as a bootable stand alone system or use any LINUX live CD and after booting type as root GPARTED and adjust partition sizes to suit.

Windows might do it too as the disk is now cleanly formatted -- in disk management just delete and re-allocate the partitions after the steps above.

Cheers
jimbo

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I've got a bit of a perplexing problem here that I hope somebody can provide some insight on. Set up the dual boot with your (very awesome) tutorial and everything works perfectly there. Windows 7 was installed first to the C: drive, XP is on an E: partition of the same drive. The D: drive is a second physical drive that is just used for file storage. If it matters, both physical drives are paired drives in Raid1.

The problem comes when I've loaded into Windows XP, I can't access the D:\ storage drive. It reads as size 0, and can't be formatted or read.

Under Windows 7, everything works. I can access the storage drive fine and have no problems using it.

I originally thought it was a permissions thing because the D:\ drive was formatted in Win7, but in XP I can read from the win7 C:\ drive just fine.

I am at a loss, can anybody offer any suggestions as to why the drive would read fine under 7 but not when in XP?

A:XP cannot access other drive with Windows 7 dual boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NinjaPirate


I've got a bit of a perplexing problem here that I hope somebody can provide some insight on. Set up the dual boot with your (very awesome) tutorial and everything works perfectly there. Windows 7 was installed first to the C: drive, XP is on an E: partition of the same drive. The D: drive is a second physical drive that is just used for file storage. If it matters, both physical drives are paired drives in Raid1.

The problem comes when I've loaded into Windows XP, I can't access the D:\ storage drive. It reads as size 0, and can't be formatted or read.

Under Windows 7, everything works. I can access the storage drive fine and have no problems using it.

I originally thought it was a permissions thing because the D:\ drive was formatted in Win7, but in XP I can read from the win7 C:\ drive just fine.

I am at a loss, can anybody offer any suggestions as to why the drive would read fine under 7 but not when in XP?


Hi NP and welcome

I assume the drive is NTFS. what are the permssions like. since the HDhas been in two OS maybe the inherited rights are different.

Not much help sorry

Ken J+

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Hi all,

This is my situation:
Running Windows 10 x64 on a UEFI-system.Trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a VHD for dual booting (such as in http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...8-using-a-vhd/)

I running into troubles that I think are having to do with UEFI. Secure boot is disabled.

I've tried these things:

Situation 1:
Create a bootable USB using Rufus (GPT partition)When booting I get this error.

Situation 2:
Mount the VHD.Manually install Windows 7 using Dism /apply-image command.Add bootfilesAdd entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).When booting I get a black screen (nothing else, even ''starting Windows'' does not occur).

So currently I have no idea what to do next. Could anyone give me assistance?

Thanks in advance!

A:Problems dual booting Windows 7/10 (UEFI?)

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



That's what's caused it. So, yes it is UEFI related and GPT related too.

Cheers,

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Hi all,

I have two copies of XP installed, one will be stripped down for audio use (Audio OS), and one for general use (General OS). When I boot from the boot manager list into my audio OS, and go to disk management, the drives are setup as I expect:-

C: Audio OS D: General OS E-L My other partitions

When I log into my general OS, the drive letters are muddled:-

C: Audio OS L: General OS Other Drives: not in order

Here, I expected General OS to be on C: (as I am booted into it) and the Audio OS on D: Would this be right? How do I go about swapping L: to C: and C: to D: without causing boot problems?

I have already tried this once by changing the names in the registry
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices) but this went wrong and wouldn't allow me to boot into the general OS anymore.

I am now back to the stage where I was before it all went wrong and am really nervous to change anything!

Some guidance would be really appreciated

Many thanks

Xenon20
 

A:Windows XP (x2) dual boot drive letter confusion

You can't.
You are always booting to 'Audio OS', no matter which you choose. It will always be C.

An alternative would be a 3rd party boot manager. Some hide partitions, so the present OS will always be C.
moper
 

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http://tomshardware.co.uk/2005/09/09/windows_in_your_pocket/ is windows on a flash drive.

phlak littleboy is linux on a flash drive.

any way to dual boot them?
 

A:is it possible to dual boot windows and linux on a flash drive?

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I am unexperinte with partitions and boots on Windows & (and other systems too). I had installed Windows 7 x64 ultimate on my computer in a 150GB hard drive.
I bought a new 1TB HD and created 3 partitions (two with 250 GB and another with 500 GB). I copied my system from 150GB drive to the first 250GB partition on my new HD and had a dual boot system installed (my old 150 GB system and my old system copy on my new 250 GB partition). I following reinstalled the Windows 7 x64 system in my second 250GB in order to reinstall all my programs again to clean up all dirt stuff I had installed since I installed Windows 7 the first time.
Now I had 3 boots working fine (my old system, my copy, and my new system).
I in sequence formatted my old system in the 150 GB and did a new boot and what a surprise! The system did not boot any more.
Surprised and desesperated I reinstalled the Windows 7 again on my 150Gb drive and everything started normally again, but I had 3 boots (my copy, my new system where I was installing my programs again and the system in my 150Gb HD).
I looked now on my Disk Management and get the following:
Disk 1 Drive E: 250,60GB NTFS Healthy (Active, Primary Partition (my copy)
Disk 1 Drive C: 251,23 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition (the system where I am installing my programs again)
Disk 2 Drive F: 149,05 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
I realize that when I did a format in my 150GB partition it... Read more

A:How to format a drive with Windows 7 Dual Boot system?

Reading your post, all I see is one big mess, & not sure what stage you are at.
From what i can see, your HD Drive layout may be like the screenshot below.



Take a look at this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)

But you may like to start afresh with a clean install, with the 1TB HD Drive as Disk0 & the other HD Drive physically disconnect.

You also say you are dual booting, Windows 7 & OS unknown.

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I added a new drive so that I could dual boot win7 (installed on Drive 0) and Win8 (to be installed on Drive 1, the 3TB one).

When I go to disk management in Windows 7, it sees the disk and wants to know if I want it partitioned and formatted as MBR or GPT....
What do I want for its purpose?? Or...can I simply leave it as is and hope that the new custom install of windows 8 does it for me?

A:Added a new 3TB drive for Windows 8 dual, boot format help

If you want the full 3tb for DATA, set hd drive to GPT.

If you want to install Windows 8 x64 on the HD Drive, you will need a uEFI BIOS & HD Drive set to GPT, Also your Windows 7 HD Drive.

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Hi guys,

I've got a problem with my dual boot setup:

I've installed win8, selected an empty partition, booted it, everything peachy.

The only surprising thing was that driver letters where switched: my windows 7 install and data was now in D: drive and windows 8 install appropiated C: letter drive without consulting me.

This became a problem came when I tried to boot windows 7 and an annoying startup repair assistant showed up.

Tried autorepair but no luck. [to be honest, I let it unattended and don't know what happened, don't even know if it finished since the battery died, but it lasts at least 2 hours, and that should be enough, right?]

Then read somewhere changing active partition to win7 could help. Bad idea: now no boot at all.

After a failed attempt to autorepair with windows 8 dvd restore utility I managed to restore windows 8 dual boot menu with win8 install dvd -> repair console -> bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd commands, but windows 7 is still not loading: it says it can't find winload.exe or it is corrupt, and I guess it has something to do with the fact that it is now in D: drive

This is my current bcdedit output in windows 8:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {186227ae-b91b... Read more

A:Windows 7/8 Dual Boot Drive Letter Issue

Originally Posted by gaelow


Hi guys,

I've got a problem with my dual boot setup:

I've installed win8, selected an empty partition, booted it, everything peachy.

The only surprising thing was that driver letters where switched: my windows 7 install and data was now in D: drive and windows 8 install appropiated C: letter drive without consulting me.

This became a problem came when I tried to boot windows 7 and an annoying startup repair assistant showed up.

Tried autorepair but no luck. [to be honest, I let it unattended and don't know what happened, don't even know if it finished since the battery died, but it lasts at least 2 hours, and that should be enough, right?]

Then read somewhere changing active partition to win7 could help. Bad idea: now no boot at all.

After a failed attempt to autorepair with windows 8 dvd restore utility I managed to restore windows 8 dual boot menu with win8 install dvd -> repair console -> bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd commands, but windows 7 is still not loading: it says it can't find winload.exe or it is corrupt, and I guess it has something to do with the fact that it is now in D: drive

This is my current bcdedit output in windows 8:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {c... Read more

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In a dual boot Window XP system I'd like to be able to have multiple operating systems yet have drive letter C: assigned to the system I select during boot up. The reason is that I want to build multiple systems by building 1 then cloning it to another partition instead of taking the time to build another system. I guess I could have multiple primary partitions on a single drive then just change which one is active. But what if I have 2 hard drives and I want to change which 1 get the C: drive letter. Is there some way to change the hard drive priority? I don't recall that in my BIOS. I'm just trying to save the time and effort of creating and maintaining multiple operating systems.

A:Windows XP dual-boot and OS drive letter assignment

You can clone a system to another Drive and if there is no other HDD on the computer, it will be C: drive(ex) you have 2 HDD's that are the same size. You have Windows and all your applications, drivers and updates on Drive 1. You clone drive 1 to drive 2. Now if you unplug Drive 1, and boot the computer, Drive 2 becomes the C: drive. Plug drive 1 back in, and boot the computer and if Drive 1 is the first HDD in the boot order, that will be C: drive and Drive 2 will be the D: drive.
For your scenario, you can make a Clone Image of Drive 1, and use that same image to clone to several HDD's.

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Hi. I installed windows 7 x64 RC a while back, and it detected windows xp and set up a dual boot. All was well.

I had a PSU failure, and i replaced the PSU. I set the BIOS to boot from the drive with windows 7 on it. It wouldn't boot. I set the bios to boot from the drive with windows Xp on it, and it booted to the dual boot screen.

Apparently, windows 7 placed the boot information on the old XP drive, so if i try to boot to windows 7 from the windows 7 drive, its a no go.

Now, this wouldnt' bug me so much, except that i want to replace the Xp drive with a larger 1tb drive. I don't need XP anymore, and do need storage (xp drive is 160gb).

if i remove the XP drive, windows 7 won't boot. How can i fix this?

A:WIndows 7 dual boot with XP, boots from wrong drive

Put your install disk back in,
tell it to do a repair.
and that should find it

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hi,

I was prompted a while ago to update to Windows 10, but haven't had a reason to until recently, there's a game (Killer Instinct) which is Windows 10 only so I decided now's the time.

When I was prompted for the update originally, I followed a guide on this forum for turning the update file into a bootable iSO, I though this would let me install windows 10 on another partition so I could dual boot, but when I tried it asked me for my product key and didn't accept my original Windows 7 key.

I'm currently running windows 7 from a 120gb SSD, now partitioned in 2 equal half's. I was wondering if its possible for me to clone my existing Windows 7 drive to the 2nd partition, then do the Windows 10 update on either the clone or original drive for a dual boot setup. Is this possible ?

Thanks in advance

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I have a laptop that I have created 2 partitions on with a dual-boot configuration, both are Windows 7 Home Edition. Everything worked as desired until the primary partition's registry became corrupted (OK, I screwed it up). After spending a few days trying to fix it, I decided that there wasn't enough on it I wanted to save, so I just re-installed Windows 7 (as a new installation) on the (primary) partition. Everything seemed to work fine until I booted to the secondary partition and attempted to install an application on the C: drive (the application forces the location, so it wasn't by choice). It was then that I realized I have no access to create anything on that partition's C: drive. I have full rights to the primary partition's C: drive, just not the secondary, no matter which partition I boot to. Additionally, when I boot to the primary partition, I can see both, when I boot to the secondary, I don't see the primary. I have scoured the net for a solution and nothing has worked. I can't get access to take ownership, I can't change Security attributes, it is not set to Read-Only, it just comes back with the irritating "Access Denied" message whenever I try to create anything on that partition's C: drive.

Thanks in advance!

- Jim

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot Can't Access Inactive Partitions C: Drive

Post a snapshot of Disk Management:
To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.

Note: Do this from both booted partitions please.

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I've got one drive that's had Windows 7 for a while. I just bought an SSD drive, and I'd like to dual boot for a while. I've tried installing with formatting the SSD drive (in Windows) and make it a Primary Active partition. I've also tried installing by deleting the partition and leaving it unallocated. I tried creating a Primary partition (but not active). In all cases, it doesn't show up as an option when trying to install Windows.

When I boot from the CD, the only disk it shows is the disk for my already existing drive with Windows 7 already installed.

I tried the steps from this thread (Can't install windows 7 on SSD drive - Super User), but when I perform "list disk" from diskpart, it still only shows 1 disk--the already existing Windows 7 disk. And I originally started with these instructions: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

Finally, I tried changing the boot up disk to the SSD drive (making it first on the list in the BIOS by setting boot priority), rebooted to the Windows disk, and still, the only disk that shows up is the original Win7 installed disk.

Another interesting note--my new 2TB storage drive doesn't show up in the list in the Windows install either.

How can I get my SSD drive to show up in the Windows install?

Another VERY interesting note...I've never seen this before. I disconnected my disk with Windows 7 already installed so that it would have to find my SSD drive, and it didn't. It says "No drives were found.... Read more

A:Dual Boot Windows 7 - Second (SSD) drive not showing as disk in Instal

1. Looks like you have a wiring problem.

2. When you format the SSD, make sure you also align it. The commands are:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your stick in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit

3. When you install on the SSD, disconnect all other drives

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Hello Windows Seven Forums,

I have to hard drives in my desktop. One drive has Windows 7 which I'm going to back up to the second hard drive of other partition. The second hard drive have dual boot OS its default is Windows 8.1 and second is Windows 7. This Windows 7 is the same with the other one I'm going to back up but not the installed apps. When the time the back up is done, I want to replace the second Windows 7 of dual boot drive completely. The result will have 1T bytes hard dive run in my desktop only with dual boot Windows 8.1 still is my default and a new replaced Windows 7.

In my view, the same windows back up tutorial provided in this forum to take its way.

Thanks

A:Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive

It's done for back up but I'm having a problem the partition. It will restore the back up in Local Disk C which I don't want to place there. I haven't seen Local Disk D in repair disc I created when loaded from BIOS set up went on. Does anyone knows how can I restore it in Local Disk D only?

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OK I have a Dual Boot XP / Win7 Pro desktop that my family uses. A few years ago, I got a legal copy of Windows 7 Pro, and I installed it on a second hard drive. The intent was to get my family off of the WinXP OS eventually. This computer has been dual booting fine for about 3 years.

The second Hard drive is from a Raid array that was decommissioned at work. Last year, I got concerned that the first hard drive hard drive was 5+ years old, and the second drive was also pretty old. I bought a fast Barracuda 1TB drive, and I moved the WinXP OS to a 500GB partion on new drive. Unfortunately, the 1000GB was 20 megabytes to small to move the Win7 install.

My wife was concerned that even Chrome is dropping support for XP. I found out that Windows7 can resize a partition, so I recently made the XP Partition smaller. Now I was able to use EASEUS to move the Windows & installation off the WD drive, and into the second partition on the new drive.

At this point everything works.

So after copying the Win7 partition to the new drive, I booted into Win7 on the old drive. Drive administrator sees all three partitions:

Drive 0:
Part 1: XP_C_DRIVE (drive letter D: )
Part 2: W7_C_DRIVE (drive letter G: )
Drive 1:
Part 1: OLD_W7_C_DRIVE* (drive letter C: ) Note Drive label re-named, so I would not get confused).
I tried 3 different tools to add a third entry in the boot menu, pointing to the second partition of Drive 0. The plan was, once I was satis... Read more

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I have recently been struggling since the beginning of the week trying to install an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit onto my new Acer Aspire V3 laptop which came with Windows 8 64 bit pre-installed.

I made a thread over at Seven Forums: Ordered new laptop with Win 8 but plan to install Win 7 - partitions? - Windows 7 Forums However, I've gotten more and more confused and was advised to come over here to ask for assistance.

Here are the tutorials I have been linked to:
Step 1 to 5 of: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Follow: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

My current hard drive setup looks like this:
The "Win 7 (E:)" is a new partition I made for Windows 7 to be installed onto. The approximately 21GB recovery partition has been removed in DiskPart.

Disk 1 is the USB flash drive I copied the data from Windows 7 installation disk and rearranged and renamed folders and files according to this tutorial: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

I have also disabled "Secure Boot" within the BIOS although UEFI is still enabled. I have confirmed that Secure Boot is off by using Windows PowerShell run as administrator and using the line
"confirm-SecureBootUEFI"
Response:
"False"

The hard drive is set up in GPT mode.

I have made:

1. a recovery DVD
2. a recovery drive on a USB

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A:Need more help with Win 8 & 7 dual-boot (UEFI, GPT)

My boot options
This is where Windows 7 on the USB drive freezes before I get to the install screen

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I have installed remix os. which is a linux based os. the installation was successful but i cannot boot to remix os. the grub boot menu is not displayed, windows is derectly loading. i have disabled secure boot. turned os legacy support. the bcd entry is present.

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