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    I use a tablet and a laptop. Both machines are really "asking" me to replace them; faults; age, etc.
    I was recently looking at "2 in 1" machines and wondered if there's a machine that has both Windows and android operating systems, obviously for use in the required mode. May well be a silly question, but I have to ask.

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    Hi tismehi

    May well be a silly question, but I have to ask.
    It's not as silly as you think.
    It is quite possible to set up a dual boot with the 2 operating systems.
    Not as straight forward as 2 windows operating systems.... but still possible.

    These links will explain everything you need to know.

    Dual boot Android Marshmallow 6.0 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10

    Dual boot Windows 10 & Android Nougat 7.0
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    Thanks. I'm sufficiently interested to maybe give this a go but having read the details I'm really in the dark as to what
    "non efi and non uefi" is. I've never ever heard the terminology.

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    Hi tismehi

    The non-UEFI option will boot the device in the legacy BIOS mode.
    If you have a Win7/8/10 DVD it can be booted in either BIOS or UEFI mode.
    If you have a GPT partitioned boot drive then you need to install Windows in UEFI mode.

    UEFI mode is supposed to have advantages such as helping boot up faster, support for Secure Boot (with Win8 etc) and so on.
    Also, it's required for booting off GPT drives larger than 2TB (GPT also doesn't have the 4 primary partition limit that MBR does).
    Other than that Windows itself won't exhibit any difference in behaviour.

    These links may help you to understand better:

    UEFI boot: how does that actually work, then?

    What is the difference in “Boot with BIOS” and “Boot with UEFI”
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