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Most programs will need to be installed separately on each drive so that they can make changes to different parts of the operating system (e.g. the Registry, file associations). That said, if the program can run without being installed then you could run it off of a third drive or a usb stick. Take a look at http://portableapps.com/ for some examples.


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Disconnect the old HDD (optional but recommended), insert your Win7 Installation media and boot on it. Click Repair your computer, then select your SSD Windows installation and then Next, then at the System Recovery Options menu click Command Prompt. At the Command Prompt enter: bootrec /fixmbr - Writes the Master Boot Record bootrec /fixboot - Writes a ...


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I discovered that there is an option in the Advanced Security Settings in the Surface BIOS to enable an onscreen keyboard during boot, which allows me to select my OS without having a physical keyboard attached.


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No, will force to load the default configuration of the B.I.O.S setup, can be done with removing the battery temporaly or just choosing the "load default settings" option inside the bios setup. The data inside the HDD/SDD will be fine.


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Turns out Florian had the right idea: disabling legacy USB in the boot menu fixed the problem itself, so the keyboard and mouse now work on first boot into windows 7. That said, why they don't work with legacy USB enabled on first boot into win7, but then do work after a hard reset, is still a complete mystery.


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When reinstalling Windows 7, Windows overwrote Grub. You can use the Ubuntu Boot Rescue live image to repair Grub.


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While Curtis' answer is correct (+1), I want to share another option in regards to "wasting space." You can save space by installing an application on both OSs to the same location. For example, lets say you are installing 7-Zip. You can boot to Windows 7 and install the application to its default directory "c:\Program Files\7-zip" You can then reboot ...


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I have this question last year,you can try clone tools like as gaprted,MiniTool partition wizard,Xclone and so on. There is detail steps of How to clone hard drive in windows 7 Before you do Connect the target hard drive to Windows 7. download clone tool(ex MiniTool Partition Wizard), and then launch it the main interface. Make sure all data ...



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