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Can one "dual-boot" with Windows 10?

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After using Windows 10 on my laptops fro several months and on a A-I-O HP desktop I have grown to like Win10 and think I might convert my flightsim PC from Win7 to 10.  From research seems it will be compatible with what I have so purchasing "upgrades" a various software are a minimum at best.  So a few questions for those who have been using Win 10 for awhile:

 

1. I have one PC setup that has Win7/Win XP dual boot.  I would like to retain the XP to run old versions of MS Flight Simulator.  Do you think upgrading to Win 10 will wipe out the WinXP dual-boot option?  XP is on a different partition but not sure Win 10 install will do in this situation.

 

2.  Anybody using the Windows Media Center "3rd party un-official" patch with Windows 10?  WMC is no longer available with Win 10.  I port that PC for my home entertainment operations and works very well with Win7 so just curious if anyone is using that software with Windows 10?

 

Clutch

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1. I have one PC setup that has Win7/Win XP dual boot.

I had two SSD with w7 installed and then proceed to upgrade win 10 after reboot on win 10 Faststart change permision on W7 ssd and compromise the MBR so I lost w7.

My advice is to unplug hd with winxp then install win10 in separate ssd or hd and then disable faststart; but be carefull on updating win 10 it can change option setting.

 

If you’re dual booting, it’s best not to use Fast Startup or Hibernation at all.

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I have several OS's from XP to W10 and use Easy BCD from Neo Smart Technologies and works perfectly .

You might want to clone your W7 disk and install W10 on that . Did this myself with no problems .

 

John

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