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Downsides To Having Multiple Operating Systems

Hello, I am wondering if there are any downsides to making multiple partitions on a laptop? What I want is Mac OS for my main OS and windows 10 for anything that Mac OS won't run for school or something 

I am Brandon McGowan the 16 year old basement dweller.

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Updates are a bit trickier, but other than that, there isn't any as far as I know. I've been dualbooting for quite a while (Windows + Linux for a few yrs, macOS + Windows for a year), and haven't had any real issues.

 

EDIT: one small issue you might have is the allocation of space: there could be free space in another partition that the other partitions can't benefit from. But that is quite a small problem and won't bother most people.

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8 minutes ago, Brandon0McGowan said:

Hello, I am wondering if there are any downsides to making multiple partitions on a laptop? What I want is Mac OS for my main OS and windows 10 for anything that Mac OS won't run for school or something 

Less storage, if you somehow manage to screw up the installation you could lose data on your existing OS

 

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4 hours ago, duncannah said:

Updates are a bit trickier, but other than that, there isn't any as far as I know. I've been dualbooting for quite a while (Windows + Linux for a few yrs, macOS + Windows for a year), and haven't had any real issues.1

Every major Windows update is breaking my Grub and Clover at least for me in UEFI

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if you aren't gaming on your windows,

 

id say just use a windows 10 vm,

vmware and virtual box are good free options

and for paid Parallels Desktop is the best ive used on mac imo

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I installed Windows 7 and 10 on the same SSD, different partitions, and I have no issues when installing Windows 10 updates. I think I installed the non-UEFI versions, so maybe that's why. There's no reason to use UEFI, IMO, and since it seems to cause issues after Windows 10 updates for people with dual-booting I personally will avoid it.

 

Actually, I avoid Windows 10 updates in general, because they generally cause so many major issues.

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