Dual boot Windows 10 and Win 8.1 with Win 10 installed

September 4, 2015 at 03:36:32
Specs: Windows 10, 4GB

My situation is usually the opposite of what I've found online. I upgraded to Win 10 and I'm quite comfortable with it, the problem is that a critical application for my job does not work with this platform. As I have space, my preferred option is to dual boot with Win 10 and Win 8.1 on the system. Please guide me on how to go ahead with this endeavor.

This is quite an urgent requirement so I'd appreciate help.

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September 4, 2015 at 04:05:49
The M$ article:


and another approach..


If wishing to play or otherwise with win-10 I would be inclined to do on its own computer, or go the dual boot path.

And... if dual booting... first ensure "all" data is safely duplicated/copied elsewhere - typically DVD, but an external hard drive (or NAS) too is nice(r) - just in-case...

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September 4, 2015 at 04:56:11
I upgraded to Win 10 . You are out of luck as you lack the Windows installer discs.

I suggest you just roll back to Windows 8.1 that meets your job needs and forget about Windows 10. Dual boot usually require the earlier Windows version to be installed first, followed by the newer Windows version.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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September 4, 2015 at 08:15:22
I think the M$ link also includes how to download the ISO and thus create an installer disk.

This is a third link re' dual booting - couldn't find it earlier...


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