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Hopefully you have had some peace from devices for a while, but I am sure it is frustrating. No rush on anything;


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Back on line, all fixed.

You can do this the next time you are in W10.   will just do W10 Update Pending, if the message is still there and you can't perform update.

From the below article, try each fix, one at a time, then test to see if up[dates are installed. 

 

>  https://www.minitool...ng-install.html


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It will probably be after the weekend.  I have some a promo video and podcast to work on so that is taken my entire weekend.  But I will post back when I do.  Glad to hear you are up and running again.


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Got it. 


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Ok, the updates seem to be ok.  I am working on the latest update now.
Complete.  Win 10 has all the updates.  Thanks for your patience.

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Great.   Providing that both OSs are running to your satisfaction???  perform the following, then we can get started on dual Booting. 

Create a new MR image of the W10 drive.   You can then do a little clean up.

Delete all but the last 2 MR backup images of both W7 and W10 as you won't be reverting back to them..


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Ok, so a regular backup of both drives.  Will do and I will report back.


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Not sure of what type of disk images you are creating, so to clarify, you need to create an automated backup schedule.  Download the how to below.

Skip through the installation instruction to step 11, read through and step 3 is what you want.   Let me know if you have questions. 

https://www.lifewire.com/create-recovery-drive-all-versions-windows-2200650 


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I generally don't do something automated because my usb caddy for the 2TB drive isn't always hooked up.  I just create images when I can.  I misspoke, I should have said a "regular image backup"


Edited by netrate, 28 May 2021 - 10:19 PM.

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Got it. 


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We had an off week from podcasting, so I spent 4 hours tonight imaging both drives.  Win 7 and Win 10 are not fully imaged.  What is my next step?


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Should I hook up both drives or is there something else I need to do first?


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We had an off week from podcasting, so I spent 4 hours tonight imaging both drives.  Win 7 and Win 10 are not fully imaged.  What is my next step?

Is that a typo??  If yes, carry on below.

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Time now to set up dual Boot.

 

First step.

You will need to create a new rescue USB so that drivers for both OSs and MBR configuration can be saved.  As you had issues with some of your USB sticks before, I would reuse your existing RE stick and it will be overwritten

 

Connect W10+W7+D drives.

1.   Boot to W10 > start MR > if there is a software update, download and install.

2.   Insert  the USB Stick.

3.   Click Create Rescue icon > in the destination options, click USB.

3.   Look in the top right hand window, if there is an update available, > click Install, wait, > (if there is another, do the same) when it changes to OK, > at the bottom click the Build button, wait. 

4.   When you see success > click OK > close all open windows. 

5.   To check the stick works > Restart > use F12 and boot to the RE USB. If OK.

6.   At the bottom left, > click the MR power button > select Shut down > click OK.

7.   After shut down, Disconnect the W10 drive > remove the RE USB stick, >  carry on as normal.

 

Post back results.


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Sheesh, I need to re-read before posting.  yes it was a typo -

 

 both drives.  Win 7 and Win 10 are NOW fully imaged.  What is my next step?


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Did you complete the instructions in post #242 to create a new RE USB stick??


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