Guide: Multibooting UEFI on Separate Drives

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 1:02 PM #371
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    I am attempting to install Win10 on a separate SSD in my system.

    I followed the instructions exactly. But, after selecting the unallocated space in windows install and clicking continue, it stops with an error that tells me that it "cannot prepare the system for reboot" ... I cannot get past this point.
     
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    Dec 6, 2018 at 11:34 PM #372
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    Disconnect or disable the port(s) where your other drive(s) are connected.
     
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    Dec 7, 2018 at 6:20 AM #373
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    Thanks for the reality check. <facepalm> I should have known to try that.
    I am desperately trying to avoid having to disassemble anything as the drives are UNDER the graphics card and another blocked by the CPU cooler tower (M.2 NVMe slots). It never occurred to me to just go into BIOS and disable the darned things.
     
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    Dec 8, 2018 at 7:33 AM #374
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    Well, I just learned that PCIe M.2 slots cannot be disabled in BIOS. Makes sense I guess.
    So, I had to tear it down, remove all NVMe drives except the one I wanted to install windows on... Put the rest of the parts back together... install Windows 10... tear it down again... reinstall the other NVMe drives...put it back together.

    needless to say, that was a monumental PitB :-/

    Anyway, @Going Bald was right.(Thanks for the nudge) Getting those other drives out of the way was the only way to install Win10 in this case. When will MS decide to become multiboot aware?
     
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    Dec 8, 2018 at 8:23 PM #375
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    It is not that MS is not multiboot aware - they just do not care.
     
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    Dec 9, 2018 at 12:28 AM #376
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    So true.
     

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