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Windows 7: Change Boot

20 Jun 2017   #1
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 
Change Boot

Hello
I have tried following a couple of tutorials on using system reserved partition config for dual boot these tutorials seem to point in a fresh install of windows, here is my problem.

On my desktop PC I have Windows 7 with boot on same partition & Windows 10 with its boot on same partition (like you used to get with Windows XP). Win 7 & 10 dual boot with Easy BCD now what I would like is the same setup as I have on my laptop, system reserved where Win 10 & 7 share dual boot reserved partitions. At first I was put off using system reserved but now I can see the advantages of using this.

Thank you
Smokes


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20 Jun 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Is your disk a Legacy MBR or GPT UEFI?
To us to understand what you have, open disk management, expand all columns, and with the sniping tool take a snapshot. Post it here as an attachment.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums
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20 Jun 2017   #3
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Hello
Thank you for your reply, I have attached a screen shot. Allocating space for system reserved is not a problem, knowing how to configure reserved partition is, For me!


Regards
Smokes


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20 Jun 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As you have a MBR - Legacy disk, you have a boot loader on C: that has two options: Boot Win 7 or boot Win 10.
I don't know what you want to do with the reserved partition but the results won't be different from what you have now.
I wouldn't change.
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20 Jun 2017   #5
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Hello
The reason why I wanted to use reserved partition between Win 10 & 7 is that i find it far easier to restore a backup without having to mess around with boot. I chop and change things on computer quite often and knowing that the boot partition is ok gives me a little peace of mind. Hope this makes a little sense?


Regards
Smokes
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20 Jun 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should have put 10 on its own drive.
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20 Jun 2017   #7
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Cant justify the cost for another SSD just to have win 10 on its own drive.

Thanks for the reply.

Smokes
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