Dual boot 10/7

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by shashikumar bhat, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    I have free upgrade win 10. I shrank the C and have 50 Gb. unallocated space. I tried installing win 7 on that but could not. Checked in bios but there is no choice. My motherboard is G31 Gigabyte. Is there a way to install 7? Thanks.
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    In Search off start button type Disk Management, 50Gb, shrink it to 100 GB's, simple partition, assign it a Drive letter, now you have partition to install Win 7, reboot, then point installation of 7 to that partition. Good luck.:D
     
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  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Seems to be a Laptop?!

    How many partitions already exist on that HDD with your C Partition? Normally there's a hidden Partition for Factory Recovery, plus at least 2, or even 3 (if UEFI is runing) for Windows 10!! AFAIK if there already 4 Partitions, you could not create one for Windows 7!!
     
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  4. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks to both. It's desktop with 3 partitions. And succeeded in dual booting. The only snag is whenever I boot into 7, it starts disk check. Any way to stop it? Thanks
     
  5. gbeans99

    gbeans99 MDL Novice

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    #5 gbeans99, Dec 18, 2016
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  6. brownimfc

    brownimfc MDL Senior Member

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    Turn off Fast Start in Windows 10.
     
  7. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Indeed. It is fast startup. I remember I had the same issue with Win8/Win7 dualboot.
    Disabling fast startup helps.
     
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  8. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    #8 shashikumar bhat, Dec 18, 2016
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  9. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    please tell me how?
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Control Panel/Power Options, click on what the power buttons do on left, should see it, uncheck, then save changes at bottom. :D
     
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  11. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    Done. Thank you.