Official Windows 10 Thread: Installation and Issues (check first post)

quicky008

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i have win 10 1909 installed on my primary partition (C drive),i am planning to install an older release of win 10(V 1803 to be precise) on another partition of a secondary HDD in order to run some older games-could that potentially have any adverse effects on my primary win 10 installation?

Also i usually keep fast boot enabled to make the boot time quicker-will installing 2 different versions of windows 10 on 2 partitions prevent fast boot on either OS from working properly?
 

whitestar_999

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Install older/other win 10 version on 2nd hdd/ssd after disconnecting the 1st hdd/ssd. Fast boot will work as long as you are not planning on switching win 10 versions at next start(basically fast boot means you will not be able to go into bios menu to select the boot device unless latest bios have some kind of feature to do this).
 

quicky008

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and what would be the outcome if i keep the 1st HDD connected while installing windows 10 v 1803 on the 2ndary HDD?

will it create a dual boot menu that allows us to choose which version of win 10 we would like to boot with during startup?
 

whitestar_999

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Staff member
and what would be the outcome if i keep the 1st HDD connected while installing windows 10 v 1803 on the 2ndary HDD?

will it create a dual boot menu that allows us to choose which version of win 10 we would like to boot with during startup?
More chances of messing up of booting process by way of windows OS on one hdd cross-referencing to system partition on other hdd.
 

sling-shot

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Were you able to check if its getting detected in Bios under boot options/order?
It looks like he is not even getting display, it would be not possible to do anything in this case.

Hardware issue seems to be most likely. If it is anything to do with Windows or hard disk, he should at least see BIOS screen.
 
The servicecentre accesibility is difficult now bcoz of covid...should i reattempt booting using rufus ...a friend bootable.d the usb for me
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
The servicecentre accesibility is difficult now bcoz of covid...should i reattempt booting using rufus ...a friend bootable.d the usb for me
Check if you are able to get into bios and that pendrive is getting detected. If not, the method used to make it bootable must be changed from MBR to UEFI.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
It looks like he is not even getting display, it would be not possible to do anything in this case.

Hardware issue seems to be most likely. If it is anything to do with Windows or hard disk, he should at least see BIOS screen.
Never heard of a windows 10 update corrupting the bios. At most, the partitions in storage are lost.
 

sling-shot

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I think he has a hardware fault independent of Windows Update or Windows in general.

There is no point in continuing this discussion.
 
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