Windows Vista – How to Dual Boot Windows Vista with Windows 10 Technical Preview December 18th, 2014
How to protect your existing installation of Windows Vista and evaluate Windows 10 over the coming months.
The object is not to lose your current Windows Vista operating system, to quickly recover Vista should the installation of Windows 10 fail and to be able to easily remove Windows 10 if you don’t like it. Using an image and data backup strategy for Windows Vista will provide a layer of protection should you need it. Keep in mind nothing is ever perfect and recoveries can and do fail on rare occasions.
The Windows 10 Technical Preview expires on April 15th of 2015. At this time it is not known if there will be a “Consumer Preview” as a continuation of the preview series and supported path from a preview version to the final / “Retail” version of Windows 10.
Device Drivers: All store bought computers that came with Windows Vista pre-installed are now fairly old and your PC manufacture will not have Windows 10 device drivers available and since this is a Preview build of Windows 10; neither will home built computers have any Windows 10 drivers available for download.
All drivers are either included in the preview build or available via Windows Update once the preview build is installed.