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Can I dual boot on GTP Partions?


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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 02:40 PM

Hello I currently have a windows 8.1 preinstalled laptop

It has the GTP GPT partions whereby it has around 6 partions


Can I dual boot it with windows 10? With 6 partions ?

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:29 PM

Hi balkrish999 :)

It's possible to dual-boot with a GPT partitionned drive, yes. Can you list us the 6 partitions you have? Primary or logical? And what are they for?

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:59 AM

Hi balkrish999 :)

It's possible to dual-boot with a GPT partitioned drive, yes. Can you list us the 6 partitions you have? Primary or logical? And what are they for?

 
 
 
Hello, Sorry its 7, not 6
 

 

So could I dual boot Windows 8.1 (Pre installed)

with Windows 10 ( Insider beta iso?)

In this GTP Setup?

 

 

Thanks :)

See image below 
 
- Please note Partition M (Media) will be removed and merged with C

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Edited by balkrish999, 15 June 2015 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:28 AM

yes, you can dual boot it. here it is

 

Things to keep in mind:
Backup your current installation of Windows. Because you will be making signifcant changes to your computer, you should always backup before doing so. 

Creating a Partition for windows 10

1.You can using Window disk management to create it, also, you can using EaseUS Partition Master to create the partition instead.
Press Windows key + X on your keyboard and click Disk Management.
Right click it and click Shrink menu.


Enter the amount you want to allocate. Depending on the architecture of Windows 10 you want to try. If you are using Windows 10 32 bit, you can allocate 16 GBs or 20 GBs if you using the 64 bit version. Another factor is disk space for applications, page file, drivers, accumulation data over time. So make sure you make consideration for these factors. My personal recommendation is to go with a minimum 60 to 100 GBs of space for Windows 10 testing.

Click OK.

The Disk Management window should display unallocated disk space.

2.OR use EaseUS Partition Master(the tool support convert gpt to mbr)

Launch EaseUS Partition Master. download easeus partition master here http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm

Drag the left border of Partition, and shrink its size (Windows 10 installation requires at least Free hard disk space: 16 GB).


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

As long as you do not sacrifice System, Local Disk (C:\) and Recovery, you should be able to shrink Drive C: and create enough space to dual boot.

Right click the Tools partition and click Delete Volume.
Note: This might be different on your system make sure you observe carefully what you are doing.

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Download and Prepare Windows 10 Preview .ISO file

Starting the installation.

The Windows logo will appear on screen, this might be here for a while, as long as you see the indicater, everything should be ok.
The setup screen will eventually appear, select your time and currency format then click Next.
Click Install Now
Wait while setup starts up

Accept the End User License agreement and click Next

Click Custom install Windows only (advanced)

Then Starting the installation from within a running version Windows

If you run the normal setup routine from within a running version of Windows, Windows 10 setup does not give you an option to do a custom install. A quick work around for this is to launch the classic setup routine. After inserting your Windows 10 installation media.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:18 AM

Alice, if you are to copy/paste content from other websites, use the quote feature and link the source.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-dual-boot-the-latest-windows-build-with/9695dfc7-1c13-4d8d-b10b-587e78c6ac36

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