03-09-2017 01:31 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.
03-10-2017 03:03 AM
Have you disabled the Fast Boot option under Windows 10? If so, did that make any difference?
03-10-2017 06:37 AM
03-14-2017 04:14 AM
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?
03-14-2017 10:27 AM
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.
03-15-2017 06:14 AM
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.
03-17-2017 06:54 AM
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.