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LOL...

I've been there and I too have said screw it....................

It's always best to start out with clean. fresh, full installs.

If you're using a UEFI BIOS you need GPT.

As for partitioning, you can not install two OSs to the same partition. So it's install to a partitioned drive or to two different drives. If it were me I'd partition the fastest drive and put both on that.

I have a computer set up with a full blown install of Win 10 on an SSD abd a very stripped out Win 10 in a 1 TB spinner for music streaming and storage.
I have the exact same computer in my workshop set up exactly the same way. Every couple of month I clone the drives from one to the other so I always have backup in case either computer or any drives fail.
 
 
Edited by billbartuska - 9/28/16 at 4:11pm
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Thats sounds right.. As I got trying I though I need to partition the drive and I created enough space all went well till the reboot, then it craps with the error. So I need to shoot for a full enema. I may go ahead and wipe it all and start with Win 7 on one partition then the Win 10 on the other...

Big thx..
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Well at this point I am absoulutly in trouble.. I got into wipingthe drive and now I cant install either Win 7 or Win 10 to it.

I done secure wipe to the M.2 SSD but now I can't load anything to it. Still detects some previous install and then with Win 7 it can't install to it either. I am stuck and I can't get anywhere.


I have tried the Hirens Boot CD but it don't detect either SSD So I am stumped and Probably what i need is a Configured USB thing with everything set up So I can just run it and get it all working right.


Tell me you have something to direct me the right way.. Keep it simple.. Brain strain is killin me..
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You have drives that have boot sectors on them that are pointing to Windows installs that's not there because the drives are completely filled with (digital) zeros.

Boot off of a Windows Install disk (doesn't matter which version) and try to format the drives.

If That doesn't work .I'd FDisk the drives. That will make them simple DOS drives. From there Windows Device Manager, or any Windows Install disk will be able to format them (as NTFS or GPT drives)
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You have drives that have boot sectors on them that are pointing to Windows installs that's not there because the drives are completely filled with (digital) zeros.

Boot off of a Windows Install disk (doesn't matter which version) and try to format the drives.

If That doesn't work .I'd FDisk the drives. That will make them simple DOS drives. From there Windows Device Manager, or any Windows Install disk will be able to format them (as NTFS or GPT drives)

Well I got to install Win 7 and a learned fast Win 7 isn't going to work.. It hits the limitations of memory being I have 32GB installed and it was so horrifically SLOW! It start out fast copying and crap, browsers would not function, firefox never made it past half download after 10 mins..

I decided to wipe again. Now I learned that OOPS the M.2 drive is attached to the MOBO... yikes.. I run the Samsung Secure Erase and it requires you to disconnect the cables then replug them. So i foulnd myself shutting down > laying PC on the side> removing the micro screw that holds the M.2 SSD down and replace the screw with my Murine bottle to hold it in place.. Now I can boot and run the secure erase then carefully reach in and unplug it. Once its done back to shutdown and secure the M.2.

Upon booting with Win 10 I ran into it can't etc, so I now find the UEFI and all Secure Boot in BIOS has to be set right.. After I got that right I was able to get to the setup in Win 10 and use Shift + F10 to drop to CMD, followed by the DiskPart, clean, convert exit..

All said and done even though I ran that and it clean and converted when I exited the Win 10 and rebooted and installed it shows no GPT, just MBR.

I tell ya it is a racket that you got so many exacting rules in order to get it right. I would hope they can make a one stop software that can let you boot select check what ya want no special procedures to screw it up.

I am up anyways and not happy that GPT didn't take. BUT it is new experience for me with all this UEIF board and all. I mean from a I7 920 Gigabyte X58 mobo to the SaberTooth is a jump..

Keep me enlightened with what I may need to do in order to get GPT later..
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I tell ya it is a racket that you got so many exacting rules in order to get it right. I would hope they can make a one stop software that can let you boot select check what ya want no special procedures to screw it up..
Here ya go............

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I tell ya it is a racket that you got so many exacting rules in order to get it right. I would hope they can make a one stop software that can let you boot select check what ya want no special procedures to screw it up.

I am up anyways and not happy that GPT didn't take. BUT it is new experience for me with all this UEIF board and all. I mean from a I7 920 Gigabyte X58 mobo to the SaberTooth is a jump..

Keep me enlightened with what I may need to do in order to get GPT later..

It's called the GRand Unified Bootloader (aka GRUB) and there are others like it.

But I tell ya, it is not a racket, you're probably just missing information that would let you see why things are the way they are. There's nothing sinister going on here.
Edited by spinFX - 9/30/16 at 1:19am
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It's called the GRand Unified Bootloader (aka GRUB) and there are others like it.

But I tell ya, it is not a racket, you're probably just missing information that would let you see why things are the way they are. There's nothing sinister going on here.

Probably right, Most these sites have this over technical way of explaining something. Grub has been around for ages yet i still fail at it.
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Here ya go............



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Hmmmm.

Mine doesn't have a cork.

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