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Windows 7: choose between windows 7 and Linux without bios change

05 Jan 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And are you installing each OS with the other drive unplugged and making no changes to the bios during the whole procedure ?


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05 Jan 2016   #12
michelvai

windows 7 64 bit enterprice
 
 

I have installed windows as an OS and the Linux too.
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05 Jan 2016   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Sorry that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me :/

Removing the hdd with the first install and then installing the second os on the other hdd will insure both installs have their own boot loader.
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05 Jan 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michelvai View Post
I have installed windows as an OS and the Linux too.
That does not answer my question in reply #11
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05 Jan 2016   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

He must have unplugged the drive with the first OS when installing the second OS. Else he would have a double boot now. But it is pretty neat as is. Switching the OS with the BIOS is not your worst choice. 2 independent OS installations have their advantages - e.g. when you want to uninstall or change one of them.
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05 Jan 2016   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s true, but why does he have to go into the bios ?

He should be able to do it with the boot menu, but he can`t
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05 Jan 2016   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With the boot menue is another way. For that you need both systems in the bootmgr. But if you installed the 2 systems independently, then you need to go via the BIOS.
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05 Jan 2016   #18
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

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05 Jan 2016   #19
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
That`s true, but why does he have to go into the bios ?

He should be able to do it with the boot menu, but he can`t
Um, I understand what he is doing. He goes into the BIOS to change the HD boot order because there is no boot loader that includes all of the OSes on the multiple drives. I've used that method for many years on numerous systems.

I have also installed a "master" loader (GRUB2) on one of my systems so I don't need to change the drive order but that can present a different set of issues when adding, deleting or moving partitions and OSes.

Regards,
GEWB
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05 Jan 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If F8 is not the magic key for boot options then possibly F12 is :/
One of my systems is even F10
One is F12
One is F8
Very annoying to keep track of
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