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    Lightbulb A(nother) Method for Running Beta OSs

    It has been repeatedly stated to run a Beta OS, such as Windows 10 currently in the following ways:
    VM
    VHD
    Spare Box
    Dual-boot


    It requires a physically separate drive be available but, this is, also, a method...

    Example PC:
    Running Windows 8.1
    Unplug, disconnect the drive holding Windows 8.1

    Install Windows 10 to the other drive.

    Once done reconnect all drives.

    You shut down & F12 to pick the drive you will boot, either 8.1 or 10.

    This is not the same as dual-boot. They are distinct. They are each booting themselves separately; not sharing a boot ini.


    Easy, safe and creates a very 'normal' set-up. Much better than a VM & even better than dual-boot. You can 'see' all drives from both OSs this way and all USBs or peripheral gear from both.

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Careful laddie, there might be a bunyip in that billabong.
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    You trying to confuse the Canadians?

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    F12 is the boot from lan command on my PC, have you got a long cable?

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