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Windows 7: Dual boot - not

3 Weeks Ago   #31
Orcadian

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again, SIW2. (Good to know there is a fix if I get an error.) I do not see Windows 10 mentioned in either case, but AIUI a lot of 'low-level' stuff is usually upwards-compatible. I am going to give it a go! Watch this space.


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3 Weeks Ago   #32
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In the video he says use the win8 x64 driver
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3 Weeks Ago   #33
Orcadian

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Wahay - success at last! This worked like a charm: no errors, no reboot (and no re-install of W10). Windows 10 can now see anything attached to HDDn (As you'll see, I have the second SSD on there too.)

Since all owners of older, high-end Dell's are in the same position, I cannot imagine why Dell didn't just issue a Windows 10 driver update. At the least they could have put out an advisory. Thanks for your investigations, SIW2, and for your encouragement to give this a try.

Interestingly, the successful Windows 10 driver seems to be just the standard Windows 7 driver from 2013! (For W10 Microsoft has thrown in something else but fortunately this is included in the driver download.)


It has taken months of almost continuous research & effort to make dual boot work properly with a hard disk and an SSD. And in the end the fix took just 10 minutes. That's two months of my life I'll never get back! I don't know whether I feel angry, relieved or elated. Probably all three. Anyway, it's the pub and a pint tonight..

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3 Weeks Ago   #34
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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