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Windows 7: Dual Boot with Windows XP and Windows 7


31 Jul 2010   #1

Windows XP and Windows 7 (Dual Boot)
 
 
Dual Boot with Windows XP and Windows 7

Hi Guys,

I was googling some forum and got this as the first results...

Anyways...

I've already done with Dual Boot Windows XP and Windows 7
But... I've some doubts....

Note: Initially i created 75GB of Raw partition when XP was installed.

1. When i goto XP my OS folder location is C:\Windows and
Windows 7 folder location I:\Windows

2. When i go to Windows 7 my OS drive is C:\Windows and
Windows XP drive is D:\Windows....

Currently, I'm not facing any problems, But wanted to know
how & why its happening like that...??

Please explain and help....

Thanks.

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31 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, welcome to SevenForums

Since you are dual booting, each os recognizes its partition as c when each is booted. the fact that each os sees the other as a different drive letter isn't really a problem unless you're anal.

however, i would hide the os's from each other for safety. i read somewhere how xp can delete restore points on other os's.

How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...eleted-xp.html
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31 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums! adkan11

The answer to that one is very basic in that the drive letter in 7 for XP is different from the one in XP assigned for the 7 drive or primary depending on if you are dual booting on one single hard drive or across two separate drives.

You can have both versions see each other as D or E or F or... simply by going into the Disk Management tool and right clicking on the other version's partition to select the change drive letter option seen in the right click menu.

Want to change I to D for 7? The XP DM is where to go there. Want to change D to I when booted in 7? The DM in 7 would be the place to be in the newer version.
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05 Aug 2010   #4

Windows XP and Windows 7 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Thanks for your reply....

I should conclude that.... It wont be harmful.... until i dont do anything stupid.....

Thanks.
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05 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

hello all!i am new here and i have 1 big problem-customization trouble;some visual style when apllyng is reverting to high contrast;my Video card ATI HD 2600 PRO ,512 VRAM,pixel shader 3.0 latest catalyst and drivers instaled,windows up to date;other theme work fine.Any ideas?
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05 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Hi Luigi. You'll need to start a new Thread in General forum.

Make the title descriptive enough to attact those who know the answer to your question, fill out your System Specs and give a more complete description of what you have done, what has happened, and what you need.
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05 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adkan11 View Post
Thanks for your reply....

I should conclude that.... It wont be harmful.... until i dont do anything stupid.....

Thanks.
It's easy to fix for sure! Typically with a single optical drive that is left as D while a second OS is set to E, F, G, when booted into the other.

For each install you boot into it will generally see itself as C while some dual boots off of the same host drive may see D when booting into the second OS. I've run into that problem on a few occasions as well from dual and even multibooting OSs here.
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