Quote: Originally Posted by madhatter
...I was planning to try out an XP + 7 dual boot, but this issue left me utterly confused and I don't think I can proceed before this is sorted out in my head.
SIW is correct - just label the drive (rename via right click). C, D, E etc are relative to the individual OS. In XP, for legacy reasons, I have a drive R and in 7 it is Drive G (no legacy to satisfy). The label itself remains visible in all OS - as the label is physically on the drive.
Also, From within Win7, it may be wise to use diskmgmt.msc to remove the drive letter assignment for the XP volume; vice versa from within XP - remove the drive letter assignmet for the Win7 volume. "Confusion not enabled."