Acronis OS Selector is a boot and partition manager. As a boot manager it allows you to multiboot between several operating systems installed on your computer. Acronis OS Selector allows you to install an older operating system where a more recent operating system is installed: e. Installing additional Windows OS on a separate volume To install a new Windows operating system on a separate volume, do the following:. During installation, the Windows bootable part will be automatically placed on the volume that you marked as active using OS Selector.
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This article will guide you through troubleshooting following possible issues with Acronis OS Selector:. Acronis OS Selector lets you install and multiboot several operating systems on one machine. Prerequisites Make sure all prerequisites are fulfilled. Error troubleshooting Follow to the necessary issue troubleshooting step. To select what input device should be used, go to OS Selector options - Input Devices - and choose the appropriate option. Problems with copying the OS may appear during one of the following operations:.
Copying is a long process and you should not interrupt it. Then reactivate OS Selector. In order to be able to activate or deactivate OS Selector, it has to be installed first. Reinstall OS Selector to make sure installation is not corrupted. It detects their system folders and files and loaders, allowing to boot into these OS. If the OS fails to boot, first of all check the message you get during the boot proccess and troubleshoot accordingly.
More information See also:. Skip to main content. Follow step-by-step instructions below to troubleshoot the issue. Follow to the necessary issue troubleshooting step. Copying an operating system implies duplicating all its system files and folders and configuration files, as well as all programs installed, into a separate folder located inside the hidden BOOTWIZ system folder. Problems with copying the OS may appear during one of the following operations: OS System folders and files detection.
For a Windows system, go to source OS options and check that OS system files and folders are detected correctly. Make sure the disk has no errors and has enough space to contain the copy of the OS and all programms installed in it. OS Selector supports Windows and Linux operating systems. Check that OS loader was not corrupted.
For Linux OS you may want to reinstall the loader. Check that OS system files were not corrupted. Reinstall OS Selector in case is helps. OS Selector reads the data fom disks an depends on the performance of the disks as well as on the controller performance. Make sure disk drives show acceptable performance in the OS. Install OS Selector on different drive to resolve the issue.
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