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DualBoot Windows 10 & Windows 7 on SSD and HDD respectively.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ashaytaksande, Nov 8, 2018.

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  1. ashaytaksande

    ashaytaksande Thread Starter

    Nov 8, 2018
    I want to clean install Windows 10 and Windows 7 in dual boot configuration on separate hard drives.
    I have a 240 GB WD SSD completely for Windows 10 and a 1 TB WD HDD for Windows 7 installation.
    I have a MSI B85M-E45 ("https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B85M-E45/Specification") motherboard which supports UEFI and UEFI/Legacy mode.

    1).Which OS should I install first, Windows 10 or Windows 7?
    2).What should be the partition type, GPT or MBR?
    3).What mode should the bios be in, UEFI or Legacy?

    PS: I may want to do multi boot with any Linux distribution later down the road.
  2. Paksiw


    Aug 2, 2018
    I would advise you to install windows 7 first for you to be asked if what OS you will boot in the boot process.
    I would say you have to use the GPT partition type and a UEFI bios mode.
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