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View Poll Results: Would you go back to Windows?
Yes 5 13.16%
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:15 PM   #61
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Try this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...=Win8Question1 for your Win 10. Just from my experience, I would caution you against a dual boot. Micros#*t does NOT play well with others. I would suggest you run Windows from a bootable USB or CD drive.

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Try this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...=Win8Question1 for your Win 10. Just from my experience, I would caution you against a dual boot. Micros#*t does NOT play well with others. I would suggest you run Windows from a bootable USB or CD drive.

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That link tells me I'm running an old version of Windows and suggests that I buy a new PC -- when I select that I want to buy Windows 10 it just tries to sell me a new PC. Pretty much sums up what I'm typing about.
As to dual boot -- Windows on a separate SSD has no way of knowing how it was booted so I'm not too worried on that score (I back up my backups).
 
Old 11-15-2017, 04:44 PM   #63
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That link most definitely leads you to the purchase of Win 10. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. I'm not sure what you mean by " Windows on a separate SSD has no way of knowing how it was booted".

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That link most definitely leads you to the purchase of Win 10. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. I'm not sure what you mean by " Windows on a separate SSD has no way of knowing how it was booted".

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I have no idea what option the link gives you but it only gives me the option to buy devices, there is no option to buy Windows. I have, in the past, found the official M$ store but the prices were a lot higher than the many other places Windows 10 could be bought.

As to Windows not knowing how it is booted I mean that if one installs Windows to a separate drive entirely, then updates GRUB, the Windows boot sector remains untouched. So other than seeing some "unformatted" drives Windows doesn't know another OS is present. As to booting from a USB or CD that would make no difference to that at all -- Windows would still see the same thing.
 
Old 11-16-2017, 09:26 AM   #65
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I have a drive with Windows 10, Windows 7, Win XP, and Linux on partitions and they all boot with the other drives visible.
Obviously I had to make sure that each Windows partition was the only visible one whilst being installed, but after that there is no problem.
By using portable apps wherever possible, they even use the same programs in most cases.
 
  


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