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Good Way to Run Beta OSs


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#1 Drew1903

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 04:46 AM

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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