Dual boot windows 11 and windows 11 on two separate internal drives

Thom K in CA 1 Reputation point

I've been having some trouble with nvme overheating on new PC.
I'd like to use the second internal drive to make it a bootable image that also contains Windows 11 so I can use it to troubleshoot when the nvme goes offline.

Looking for step by step instructions on how to do this.

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  1. matthew greig 5 Reputation points

    One quick follow-up ? ... can you also dual boot from a single internal drive - say partitioned into two separate logical drives?

    Or is booting to an external drive also supported?

    Additional info here is this would be on a Surface Laptop 5 - where I'd want to create a "dedicated" install/Windows instance for work and have a separate instance for personal use.


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  2. Dave Patrick 352.4K Reputation points MVP

    There's not much to it. Just boot from the install media and choose the second disk for the second windows instance.

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