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Windows 7: Installation Help: Windows 7&10 on Same HDD/PC

04 Dec 2015   #1
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Installation Help: Windows 7&10 on Same HDD/PC

Hi

I have a HDD and a SSD now installed on my PC. Windows 10 is on the HDD and there is no operating system installed on the SSD as of today. I would like to know if I can have two operating systems on the same PC and on separate drives.

Windows 10 OS - HDD
Windows 07 OS - SSD

If there is any possible way that I could do this, would anyone be able to teach me how to?


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04 Dec 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The simplest is to disconnect the HDD when you install Win7 and the SSD when you install Win10. Then you use the BIOS boot sequence to call upon the one you want to load. That would be my preferred solution.

Next best would be to run Win10 as a virtual system under control of Win7 on the SSD - e.g. with VMware Player.

Finally you can also opt for a multiboot configuration. That is OK as long as you do not change the configuration. Changes can be messy.
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04 Dec 2015   #3
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Do I have to disconnect both the sata and 4pin Molex from the ssd/hdd when doing windows installation?
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The simplest is to disconnect the HDD when you install Win7 and the SSD when you install Win10. Then you use the BIOS boot sequence to call upon the one you want to load. That would be my preferred solution.

Next best would be to run Win10 as a virtual system under control of Win7 on the SSD - e.g. with VMware Player.

Finally you can also opt for a multiboot configuration. That is OK as long as you do not change the configuration. Changes can be messy.
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04 Dec 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One is enough - data or power. Either one will do.
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