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Windows 7: We All Know How To Stop XP Deleting Restore In Vista...

15 Nov 2008   #1

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 
We All Know How To Stop XP Deleting Restore In Vista...

as per THIS thread over at the other forum. Has anyone heard anything about the (faint) possibility of Vista doing the same to Windows 7 restore points in a multi-boot scenario?

I have successfully hidden my Vista and Windows 7 partitions from both of my XP ones, but am wondering if I should do the same for Vista vis-à-vis Windows 7 ?

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15 Nov 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Peter,

I think Microsoft has already implemented that tutorial in Windows 7. For me, none of my Windows 7 installations (32-bit and 64-bit) can see the Vista partitions. Windows 7 can only see other Windows 7 partitions. However, Vista can see Windows 7. This seems to act the same way as in the tutorial, except substitute XP with Windows 7.

I do not know if Windows 7 could see XP though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Nov 2008   #3

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I can see my Vista and both of my XP partitions with no problems.

Until someone proves otherwise I've done the same type of registry edit in my Vista partition, just in case.
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16 Nov 2008   #4

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I can also see all my other partitions from "7". But I am not sure when this occured as I have been customising heavily (again!).
The only reason they are invisible, I believe, is because they have not been allocated letter designates. Thsi was once mentioned in a Microsoft comment as ththeir new reccomendation to give names to aprtitions rather than hard disk letters. Follwing that policy, I would now describe this as a "bug" in "7" and have posted as such.
To regain sight of the other partitions, I went to Disk management and gave the other partitions letters (They were all visible under disk management). They were then again visible in the Windows Explorer.
It would be interesting, however, to know if Ex-Brit's other partitions were visible from installation?
Fwiw. I think that is a wise precation, Ex-Brit, I don't think the fact that they are invisible, neccessarily means they cannot be accessed by "7".
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16 Nov 2008   #5

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Yes they were. I installed Windows 7 from my C: drive which is XP and all the partitions were available for me to pick where to install it.

My question remains, however, is there any evidence of Vista wiping Windows 7 restore points in a double-boot environment?
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16 Nov 2008   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I suppose the only way to know for sure is to try it with Windows 7 not hidden from Vista like XP was in the tutorial. If it deletes them, then just hide Windows 7, and manually create another restore point in Vista to have one again.

I do not think this will be a issue though since Windows 7 seems to be almost the same as Vista and not XP.
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16 Nov 2008   #7

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I guess you are right.
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16 Nov 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Please let us know the results you find.

Thank you,
Shawn
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16 Nov 2008   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Yes they were. I installed Windows 7 from my C: drive which is XP and all the partitions were available for me to pick where to install it.

My question remains, however, is there any evidence of Vista wiping Windows 7 restore points in a double-boot environment?
Ive been dualbooting with Vista and Windows 7 (6801) for the last three weeks and Windows 7/Vista restore points dont get wiped...You can safely use both on separate partitions
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16 Nov 2008   #10

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

There we have confirmation....thanks. I will now unhide Windows 7 from Vista and see what transpires.
I'll leave it hidden from XP though as I assume Windows 7 would have the same issue as Vista does with it.
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