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Windows 7 and Windows 10 enterprise dual boot with a twist

Q: Windows 7 and Windows 10 enterprise dual boot with a twist

Ok wanted to dual boot and Win enterprise Read all I could stand but even the most straight forward tutorials seemed to 10 twist 7 enterprise Windows boot a with and dual Windows miss some steps For instance they said make two partitions leave windows on first and install on the second Windows 7 and Windows 10 enterprise dual boot with a twist partition using customize But every time I tried either usb stick or dvd no customize would show Finally downloaded MS trial verision It too only wanted to do a straight install wiping out win Finally I realized that was backed up and allowed it to proceed Everything seemed to go fine I replaced generic key with a my retail key and it activated and updated itself I have now backed up both partitions that created What I have in mind now is to restore to the first partion and then create more partions for Win and restore it All this will reide on an mb ssd Questions I have are Can I assign the partions as A B amp C want to keep my current harddrive order Do both partions that hold the OS s need to be active Will I have to edit bcd and how Any help and insight would be appreciated Thank You nbsp

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A: Windows 7 and Windows 10 enterprise dual boot with a twist

I am not sure if you can assign a partition as either A or B since those are usually reserved for Floppy disks. I don't know if that has changed since I never assign anything to A or B. You can assign all the HDs to whatever you want in the OS except partition you booted windows with, that will usually stay as C and you shouldn't change it though I think you can (well at least I did it with older windows like NT 4 and 95). You might run into issues with other programs later when they make assumptions that the system drive is C:. It happened to me a couple of times during the old NT4 and Win95 OS days.

The partitions don't have to be marked active. Well at least on my system my Win 7 Partition is Active, but the Win 10 one I installed yesterday is not.

My BCD is actually Windows 7 not Win 10's. So I adjust it in Win 7 to select the default OS and the time out value. To do it you need to go to Control Panel -> System -> advance system settings, in the section Startup and Recovery, you click on the settings button. There you can set the time out value and choose which OS it will default to. IIRC it's there also in Win 10 if that is the default menu you see when you boot up.

https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-7-and-windows-10-enterprise-dual-boot-with-a-twist.1905319/
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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Yes, you can Clean Install Windows 7 to C, then apply the image to the space you created for D.

If you use a flexible imaging app like Macrium Imaging then you can install it to C to simply drag the image from the source disk down to the target disk space you delete from D. It will fit as long as the space used on the image fits that space, then you can adjust the partition size on the link it will place below the dragged image.

It's not as easy to use Windows Imaging because it wants to restore the image to the same offset (position on disk) as it was before and will often try to delete everything else. So I'd use something as free and simple as Macrium unless you have another you trust.

Once you've applied the image from C or the imaging boot disk with all the auto settings for Drive letter, Copying Active partition, MBR and Track0, then you only need to install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to C to add Windows 8 by Name, Type and Drive letter, to a Windows Dual Boot menu.

One last thing: You should post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image so we can look over it for any potential problems with the partitioning setup.

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I don't want Enterprise to be in my Windows 8 partition.

A:Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade in dual boot

Why do you want to upgrade to Enterprise ? There`s no reason to. Do you have a legitimate Enterprise key ?

As long as you install it on the Ultimate partition, you`ll be fine.

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A:Windows 8.1 Core and Enterprise dual boot and Bitlocker

You're confusing Bitlocker with SecureBoot. They're too different things.

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A:A twist on Win 7 plus Win 7 dual boot

The cleanest way to Dual Boot with separate HD's is via the BIOS, setting the preferred HD to boot first in BIOS setup, then using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key which on Asus' is F8 to boot the other HD when needed.

This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas a Windows-managed Dual Boot will interlock them by placing the boot files for both HD's on the first installed HD, requiring repair in order to remove the last-installed HD.

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A:Dual-booting Windows 7 Home Premium and Enterprise

Of course you can, make a partition from Windows 7 Enterprize, then install W7 Home Premium on it.

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Are you tying to install 64 bit from within your existing 32 bit o/s ?

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A:Dual boot two copies of Win7 (Enterprise + Pro)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by steveman


Hi,

The computing officer would probably bite my head off if he has to reinstall the machine manually

Thanks!
Steve


He/She may bite your head off or may be unemployed.

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A:Boot menu with Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB 64 bit

From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt type:

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr


I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!



This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

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A:Borked my Windows/Linux dual boot, Windows won't boot anymore

if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/borked-my-windows-linux-dual-boot-windows-wont-boot-anymore-701798.html
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I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
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Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

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Hello akishore, welcome to Eight Forums!


To most people you have the desired boot set-up, a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you want a Windows managed dual-boot the easiest way to achieve that is to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to do 3 separate startup repairs, have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the procedure and be sure to post back with updates.


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Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
.
 

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Hi,

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

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Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/304072-dual-boot-windows-7-windows-8-asus-sonic-master-s550cm.html
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Hmmm...

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Is this possilbe? To add a new sata hard drive and install xp 32bit to an existing PC running Win7 64 bit. With having a boot option at start up?
 

A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-boot-xp-with-windows-7-on-2-harddrives-windows-7-already-installed.902342/
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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f4e7dfe7-60c2-4e76-a362-efab9999a47b/installing-windows-7-dual-boot-on-a-machine-that-already-has-windows-10-installed?forum=w7itproinstall
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I have 2 Windowses on my PC and I would like to play games that I have installed on W7 on W8 but there is a problem. Some games dont worked because of d3dx9 dll's and I solved it with installing DirectX , some games missed VC++/.Net. But now there are some games that still dont work. Like League of Legends didn't worked when i run it from W7 partition but when i copied it to W8 partition it worked. I don't want to do this with every game I have. Is there any solution to make them work?

Sorry for my english.

Thanks in advance.

A:Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8

As a general recommendation you shouldnt try to run most programs that are installed on another Windows OS'es partition. some softwares need certain files, dependencies, Registry entries, etc, and if those are in your other 7 OS, then your 8 install wont be able to find everything, which may bring about errors.

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I also had the same issue when trying to run some other Windows games via WINE in Ubuntu Linux. same basic principle applies.

http://www.eightforums.com/gaming/14455-dual-multi-boot-games-form-windows-7-windows-8-a.html
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Should be the same as to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Install 2003 first. You'll know right away if it can see the HD or if it needs the SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/289291-dual-boot-windows-server-2003-r2-windows-7-dell-xps.html
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Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Windows vista windows 2003 server dual boot

Try running this in vista and use it to add a boot entry for 2003.
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
Link at the bottom of the page.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-windows-2003-server-dual-boot.791795/
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Code:
CREATE VDISK FILE=c:\windows7rc.vhd MAXIMUM=200000 TYPE=EXPANDABLE
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I am not sure what does "c:\" in the command indicate.

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A:Clarification regarding dual boot of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Hi, if anyone could please help me clarify this doubt, I'd be really grateful. Waiting for a confirmation to proceed with the installation.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/275500-clarification-regarding-dual-boot-windows-7-windows-server-2008-a.html
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Does your Acer have a BIOS chip or a uEFI firmware chip?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/274114-windows-7-ultimate-x64-windows-pro-x64-dual-boot-bios-vs-uefi.html
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A:Windows XP installation as dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium

The ancient XP CD doesn't have modern SATA drivers so can't see your hard drive. Easiest solution is to virtualize XP in Win7 using freeware like VMWare or Virtual Box.

The only way to insert the SATA driver if you can find it for your SATA controller if you still have a floppy drive SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot or you can try slipstreaming in the XP CDr: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/328881-windows-xp-installation-dual-boot-windows-7-home-premium.html
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A:Remove Windows 10 from dual boot with Windows 7, Win10 installed first

It`s grayed out because it`s the Active partition and has the system files on it, if you were to delete it then Windows 7 would not boot anymore.

The Windows 7 partition must be made Active and the System files have to be written there before you can delete Windows 10.

The proper thing to do is backup your files, wipe out the entire drive and reinstall windows 7

Partition - Mark as Active

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/401647-remove-windows-10-dual-boot-windows-7-win10-installed-first.html
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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 and 8, Windows 8 cannot install on dynamic disk

Use Partition Wizard version 4.2.2 boot cd to convert it back to primary.

How did it get converted to dynamic in the 1st place ?

Did you ignore the message telling you it would be converted to dynamic ?

Windows 8 is not worth the effort, Trust me !!!

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A:How do I dual boot windows 8 safely on an existing windows 7 install?

Hello Tom.

Please check this tutorial by our resident expert, Brink: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums

As you already have Windows 7 installed, you should find it straightforward.

I dual-booted the two on separate partitions on the same hard drive without any problems whatsoever.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/196736-how-do-i-dual-boot-windows-8-safely-existing-windows-7-install.html
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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.

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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.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/396721-how-format-drive-windows-xp-dual-boot-system-windows-7-pro.html
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A:Windows 8: Create a System Image on a Dual Boot OS Windows 7

when you create a system image of your computer, yes it will recreate everything it sees on your computer, including multiple OS's and of course the boot loader to let you choose which OS to run.

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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/12214-windows-8-create-system-image-dual-boot-os-windows-7-a.html
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http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/39103-update-dual-boot-windows-7-32bit-windows-10-64bit.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/345082-set-up-dual-boot-system-windows-vista-oem-windows-7-upgrade.html
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A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-dual-boot-no-boot-options-menu-on-cold-boot.897053/
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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ce3144cc-bfd9-4858-b2b2-37fbcd52a36b/how-does-a-windows-81-dual-booted-with-windows-7-actually-boot-windows-7?forum=w8itproinstall
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A:Install windows 7 on my windows 8/ dual boot my windows 8

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/23388-install-windows-7-my-windows-8-dual-boot-my-windows-8-a.html
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A:Dual booted Windows 7 and 8, getting 0x0000248 on Windows 7 Boot

Posted it twice, awks.......

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/8294-dual-booted-windows-7-8-getting-0x0000248-windows-7-boot.html
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A:How to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 on two hard drives

Will 8 HD boot itself from BIOS Boot Menu key?

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Try running a few Startup Repairs from 7 disk. If that fails try the Automatic repair from 8 disk. Report back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/327904-how-dual-boot-windows-7-windows-8-two-hard-drives.html
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A:Dual booted Windows 7 and 8, getting 0x0000248 on Windows 7 Boot

In Windows 8:
1. Download and install Visual BCD Editor. It comes with "Dual-boot Repair" tool.
2. Run Dual-boot Repair
3. Click on "Repair BCD" -
4. For Windows 7 folder select d:\windows - assuming Windows 7 is mapped to d:. Click OK.
5. Reboot
Windows 7 should boot.

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This will make Windows 8 boot by default.

How to add recovery on F8 - advanced boot options:
Dual-boot Repair tool - Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista - second part of page.
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/8295-dual-booted-windows-7-8-getting-0x0000248-windows-7-boot.html
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A:Installing dual-boot windows xp on windows 7 issues

Welcome!

I don't really understand your problem, but try pressing F11 during the POST. The manually select your drive from the resulting window.

Hope this helps,
~JK

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/54999-installing-dual-boot-windows-xp-windows-7-issues.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/196954-dual-boot-windows-7-windows-8-using-multiple-discs.html
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Did you have both drives installed when you installed each OS?
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/158935-windows-7-windows-vista-no-dual-boot-up-choice.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/210983-dual-boot-delete-os.html

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A:Dual boot: Remove original windows 7 OS and keep windows 8

The 200 MB partition is probably the 'Active' partition, meaning that is where the boot record is. If you confirm this then the Windows 7 partition can be deleted or re-purposed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-remove-original-windows-7-os-and-keep-windows-8.1126931/
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A:Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7

Welcome to SevenForums, Darren!

It looks as if you have Windows 7 on a logical drive. While it is possible to boot to Windows on a logical drive, it would require the 100MB system partition Windows 7 creates on installation.

How hard would it be to start over? You do not want Vista anymore, so if you start the installation process, you can delete the Vista and 7 partitions, and create a new, Primary one.

Let us know if you need help, and we will be happy to assist you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/59680-removing-windows-vista-dual-boot-windows-7-a.html
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A:Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Dual boot, error 0xC0000428.

Did you ever solve this issue? Same problem

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Dual boot should not cause this or have anything to do with your issues.
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I run multi boot PC's, and use Backup Images for all the OS's (partitions).

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A:Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003

Hello SMetla, welcome to Seven Forums!



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Do I need to disable fast start up when dual booting windows 8 and windows 7 ?



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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/45374-fast-start-up-windows-8-1-dual-boot-windows-7-a.html