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Win 7 & 8 swapping - why chkdsk at boot?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro / 7 Ultimate

    Win 7 & 8 swapping - why chkdsk at boot?


    Hi everyone! First thing to know is that I have removable disk drives and there are 6 all together. Second, I installed Windows 8 Pro on it's own physical drive and it works just fine. If I remove the Windows 8 drive, and put my Windows 7 drive back in, then the OS initially does a chkdsk of each of my disk drives. All boots thereafter don't do this. But if I remove the Windows 7 drive, and put Windows 8 back in, it initially runs a chkdsk again. But doesn't do it in boots thereafter if I leave the drive in place.

    Ouestion: this takes about 5-10 minutes every time I swap OS's. It never did this when I swapped with Vista or XP system drives...only with Windows 8. How can I prevent this...or can I? It's just that this takes so darn long to run chkdsk on 5 other disk drives every time I change between win 7 and Win 8 system drives.

    Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello in2jesus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This may be due to Fast Startup in Windows 8. As a test, turn off Fast Startup in Windows 8 to see if it continues. It may do it one more time, but shouldn't again afterwards.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Windows 8 does not like Hd Drive swapping OS's. Doing a dual boot will stop is.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro / 7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello in2jesus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This may be due to Fast Startup in Windows 8. As a test, turn off Fast Startup in Windows 8 to see if it continues. It may do it one more time, but shouldn't again afterwards.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thank you Shawn! That worked.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro / 7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows 8 does not like Hd Drive swapping OS's. Doing a dual boot will stop is.
    I tried that. And my Office 2010 gets deactivated. I assume it's because the same product key is used in each OS. So I need to stay with one OS or the other, not both, to satisfy the EULA verification process.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by in2jesus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello in2jesus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This may be due to Fast Startup in Windows 8. As a test, turn off Fast Startup in Windows 8 to see if it continues. It may do it one more time, but shouldn't again afterwards.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thank you Shawn! That worked.
    You're welcome. I'm happy to hear you got it sorted.
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