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Windows 7: Problems with booting Windows 7

06 Dec 2015   #1
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Problems with booting Windows 7

Hi,

I recently made a thread about how to install Windows 7 and 10 on different hard drives and on the same PC. I already had windows 10 installed so I unplugged hdd with windows 10 and connected the ssd that I wanted to install 7. I successfully installed windows 7 and 10 on both ssd and hdd and connected both in. I boot it up and pressed F12. Booted up in Windows 10 and it was Ok . Restarted and booted Windows 7 and it was not OK.

When I booted up to Windows 7, I get a black screen and then on the top of my screen, i start to get some color pixels. Maybe I'll get a screenshot later but had to do a hard reset. I unplugged the hdd for windows 10 and it booted windows 7 just fine.

Any ideas?


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06 Dec 2015   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Dual boot 7/10 on an oem, as it uses the same activation key, you can ONLY lgeitamately use that key on 1 OS.
Its more than likely that the boot option is skewed.

Roy
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06 Dec 2015   #3
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Dual boot 7/10 on an oem, as it uses the same activation key, you can ONLY lgeitamately use that key on 1 OS.
Its more than likely that the boot option is skewed.

Roy
How do I clean install my HDD (Windows 10)?

I can't boot Windows 7 and do a wipe the entire drive of HDD(Windows 10) while plugged in?

I decided to just go with Windows 7 now.
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06 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Dual booting 7 and 10 can be problematic, hopefully someone with a dual boot will come along and give some advice.

But you made a good choice in the end

Not sure why you can`t get 7 and 10 to dual boot but, from my experience, the older OS should be installed first.

How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or 8

How to dual boot Windows 10 with previous versions of Windows - Microsoft Community

Windows 10 how to: dual-boot Windows 10 and 8.1 or 7


"I can't boot Windows 7 and do a wipe the entire drive of HDD(Windows 10) while plugged in?"

Why do you need to boot into 7 to wipe the 10 drive ?

You could use your install dvd, you could use a Partition Wizard Boot CD etc.


Honestly, 10 is not worth the hastle.
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06 Dec 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Get a hot swap dual or single bay and dual boot that way as you stated everything was fine using one at a time and not connected at the same time
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