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Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-09, 21:31 PM

I have a T70 with a Lenovo SSD 0.5 TB by birth, which seems to be Samsum 960 M2 or similar, w/ Windows 10 Pro.

I had no problems adding a NVMe 960 PRO M2 1 TB use as a Data repository while I was still researching my real motive for it, to install W-7 Ultimate 64 and create hopefully a dual boot.

As stated, I had no problem recognizing and formatting the 960 Pro. as data for W-10.

After serious research, I was eventually able to create an installation USB with the proper drivers for the SSD and successfully installed W-7 in the 960 Pro, with perfect function. For those interested, you must remove all others drives, from the machine, to install.

I was planing using the BIOS boot selection for the OS choice, lacking anything better. 

Alas, for now, both SSD can not get along. Booting W-10 will corrupt the W-7 drive, so I had to repeat the W-7 installation.

There is also a Crucial SSD 1TB drive installed, which I use for Data of both OS.

For the time been, I simply have to plug-in the SSD of the OS I want to use, removing the other one. Fortunately this is quite easy to do in this machine. With just the eventual inconvenience  of reinstalling the bluetooth mouse, everything works perfectly.

I am hopping for a genius to find a more convenient and safe way to double boot.

Cheers. 

 

Rolando E Creagh, MD. FACS. USA. T61p, 64608WU, Dual Core Centrino 2.8 GHz, T9000, 8GB RAM. HDD 0: 1.0TB SSD w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (2nd clean install). HDD 1: 0.5TB 10K rpm w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (cloned). HDD 2:1TB 7.4K rpm AF w/W-7 SP1 64b (1rst clean install). HDD 3:250GB, VistaB-SP2 clean install, HDD 4:100GB, XP-SP3, factory install. HDD 5:1.5TB, 5K rpm, AF, DATA. 2504-10U Mini-Dock. Three more T61p.
T70, 20ERCTO1ww, 2.81 GHz Xenon, 64.5 GB RAM, 2 M2 SSD, 1 MX300 1T SSD. Windows 10, Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Re: Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-10, 11:03 AM

Hello,

 

Have you disabled the Fast Boot option under Windows 10?  If so, did that make any difference?

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-10, 14:37 PM
Yes, Fast Boot was already disable when the corruption develop.

Thanks for the inquiry.
Rolando E Creagh, MD. FACS. USA. T61p, 64608WU, Dual Core Centrino 2.8 GHz, T9000, 8GB RAM. HDD 0: 1.0TB SSD w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (2nd clean install). HDD 1: 0.5TB 10K rpm w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (cloned). HDD 2:1TB 7.4K rpm AF w/W-7 SP1 64b (1rst clean install). HDD 3:250GB, VistaB-SP2 clean install, HDD 4:100GB, XP-SP3, factory install. HDD 5:1.5TB, 5K rpm, AF, DATA. 2504-10U Mini-Dock. Three more T61p.
T70, 20ERCTO1ww, 2.81 GHz Xenon, 64.5 GB RAM, 2 M2 SSD, 1 MX300 1T SSD. Windows 10, Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Re: Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-14, 11:14 AM

Hello,

 

Perhaps a problem with hibernation file creation, then?  Have you tried disabling hibernation on both OSes by opening an elevated Command Prompt and issuing a "powercfg -h off" command?

 

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Re: Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-14, 17:27 PM

Thanks for the sugestion.

Actually, have not use hybernation on either OS.

Before I try anything else, I must create a clone of the W-7 960 PRO M2 into a regular HD. So if it gets trashed, I will recover faster than doing a new install of W-7. Working with Acronis but mine is too old and can no even see the 960 PRO.

Cheers.

Rolando E Creagh, MD. FACS. USA. T61p, 64608WU, Dual Core Centrino 2.8 GHz, T9000, 8GB RAM. HDD 0: 1.0TB SSD w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (2nd clean install). HDD 1: 0.5TB 10K rpm w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (cloned). HDD 2:1TB 7.4K rpm AF w/W-7 SP1 64b (1rst clean install). HDD 3:250GB, VistaB-SP2 clean install, HDD 4:100GB, XP-SP3, factory install. HDD 5:1.5TB, 5K rpm, AF, DATA. 2504-10U Mini-Dock. Three more T61p.
T70, 20ERCTO1ww, 2.81 GHz Xenon, 64.5 GB RAM, 2 M2 SSD, 1 MX300 1T SSD. Windows 10, Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Re: Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-15, 13:14 PM

Hello,

 

Have you consider running Windows 7 inside a virtual machine on Windows 10?  That might be one way to get around the OS corruption issue.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Any remedy for dual boot?

2017-03-17, 13:54 PM

I appreciate suggestions.

But remember that the penalty to try anything and failing, is trashing an SSD installation of W-7.

As previously stated, I am first working on cloning that SSD into a HDD for safety reasons, so that if the SSD gets trashed again, I do not have to reinstall, just clone it. I hope this makes sense.

Cheers.

 

Rolando E Creagh, MD. FACS. USA. T61p, 64608WU, Dual Core Centrino 2.8 GHz, T9000, 8GB RAM. HDD 0: 1.0TB SSD w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (2nd clean install). HDD 1: 0.5TB 10K rpm w/ W-7 Ultimate SP1 64b (cloned). HDD 2:1TB 7.4K rpm AF w/W-7 SP1 64b (1rst clean install). HDD 3:250GB, VistaB-SP2 clean install, HDD 4:100GB, XP-SP3, factory install. HDD 5:1.5TB, 5K rpm, AF, DATA. 2504-10U Mini-Dock. Three more T61p.
T70, 20ERCTO1ww, 2.81 GHz Xenon, 64.5 GB RAM, 2 M2 SSD, 1 MX300 1T SSD. Windows 10, Windows 7 Ultimate.
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