Use Windows multi boot with 2nd HDD or SSD in HDD Caddy

It is possible when you have a 2nd HDD or SSD installed in your laptop (by using HDD Caddy) that you will have two different OS on two different phyiscal drives. This is desirable when you have applications that only works with Windows 8 but not with Windows 10. In some cases you might run into a problem that your laptop still wants to boot from your hard drive with the older OS. In most cases the license key is embedded in BIOS. Therefore you need to turn off UEFI in BIOS settings and disable secure boot. If you have done this, then jump into Windows and enable Windows Boot Manager so you have a list of OS to select from when you start up your laptop.

  • 1. Go to Start
  • 2. Click Control Panel
  • 3. Click System and Security
  • 4. Click System
  • 5. Click Advanced System Settings on the left side, then click on the Advanced tab
  • 6. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings
  • 7. Check “Time to display list of Operating systems” then click on apply and ok.

It is possible when you have a 2nd HDD or SSD installed in your laptop (by using HDD Caddy) that you will have two different OS on two different phyiscal drives. This is desirable when you have applications that only works with Windows 8 but not with Windows 10. In some cases you might run into a problem that your laptop still wants to boot from your hard drive with the older OS. In most cases the license key is embedded in BIOS. Therefore you need to turn off UEFI in BIOS settings and disable secure boot. If you have done this, then jump into Windows and enable Windows Boot Manager so you have a list of OS to select from when you start up your laptop.

  • 1. Go to Start
  • 2. Click Control Panel
  • 3. Click System and Security
  • 4. Click System
  • 5. Click Advanced System Settings on the left side, then click on the Advanced tab
  • 6. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings
  • 7. Check “Time to display list of Operating systems” then click on apply and ok.