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    Win 10 64 preview

    I've done everything in your article and I keep getting no available boot file found. I tried using a DVD of the ISO and still not recognized. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I need advice. I downloaded it several times using several different browsers and still no luck.

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    The simplest way to get it going is to two-click on the .iso file. This implies doing it from a working OS, either 7 or 8. The Windows Disk Burner will do its thing. Then choose the bottom of the two offers, "full install". This will wipe out your HD, do a clone first. With a clone you can go back to your previous opus operandi exactly. Jean.

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    Do not replace your current working OS w/ the Windows 10 betas! Dual-boot, VHD, spare box, on a USB or VM, only. And if dual-boot on a physically separate drive not, a partition.

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    Drew,
    why do you say it should be installed on a separate hd and not a separate partition. in a dual boot environment both os's are separate according to what I've read in the past.
    my install is on a separate partition on the same disk and I have not had any problems.
    my second hd is reserved for personal files and I am not willing to take a chance on that drive being corrupted by a failure of 10 or 8.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlfvt View Post
    Drew,
    why do you say it should be installed on a separate hd and not a separate partition. in a dual boot environment both os's are separate according to what I've read in the past.
    my install is on a separate partition on the same disk and I have not had any problems.
    my second hd is reserved for personal files and I am not willing to take a chance on that drive being corrupted by a failure of 10 or 8.1.

    Rich
    Rich,

    It is ok to use a partition and, yes, in that sense, the separation is there. It is just better or best (if it can be) using a physically separate & distinct drive, be it HDD or SSD.

    Whichever or whatever works ok or is possible, in terms of hardware available & drive structure & content, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    ...the separation is there...
    It seems this is no longer necessarily true concerning dual-booting between Win10/Win8-8.1 & Win7/Vista.

    See thread Win7/Win10 TP NTFS woes
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