How to upgrade a dual boot 7 / 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation' started by bochane, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. bochane

    bochane Honorable Member

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    My configuration: Dual boot: W8.1 on a SSD, W7 on a HD, all user files from both W7 and W8.1 are on the W7 HD.
    The only reason for keeping W7 in the air was a NLE (video editing) which did not function well in a W8 environment.

    What should be the best / least risky way of upgrading my W8.1

    Henk
     
  2. Rhainor

    Rhainor Honorable Member

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    If my experience is anything to go by, upgrading an installation with /Users/ in a non-standard location doesn't go well. See my thread here: 7-10 Upgrade installation stuck/hung
     
  3. bochane

    bochane Honorable Member

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    Thanks! Never thought of that. I will move the users back to their original places.

    Henk
     
  4. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    I would remove (unplug) the hdd with W7 to do the upgrade... then put it back in after and have it as a mulitiboot system.
    They are on different hdd anyway so there is no point to having then dualed.
     
  5. bochane

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    Thanks. Which also means setting the users back - see previous answer -. I think, that should work, I 'll go fore it!

    Henk
     

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