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Windows 7: Windows 7 dual boot using BIOS vs software vs switch ?

22 Jan 2019   #31


Tell me how to insert image (I have no online photo site) I'll post screen shot of my computer disk setup.
Here is youtube to how install Win7 on 1 partition :
Install Windows 7 onto a single partition - YouTube
You install 1 disk at a time (other removed from system). Choose boot order in BIOS. If one disk fails, no matter which, you can boot from the other and recover data from broken one.

At some point in past I had my old desktop set up to boot Win XP, Win7 and Linux.
I think the trick is to not to have that separate system partition and each disk has to have MBR.

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23 Jan 2019   #32


Windows 7 dual boot using BIOS vs software vs switch ?-capture.png

I forgot I have pop up blocker on, so I couldn't figure out, why it wasn't working.
Anyhow 250GB SSD has one Win7 install and E: partition another Win7 install. Works like a charm, HDD partition I use for testing and recovery if required, SSD partition is my main working partition.

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24 Jan 2019   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I already have Windows 7 installed on both drives.

Everything I've read says do not delete the System Reserved partition. Apparently deleting may cause problems.

If I did find a way to get rid of the System Reserved partition, how do I restore it when I go back to using just a single drive?
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