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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Win7 and XP - Access denied to files when booting in Win7

26 Oct 2011   #1
guthrie007

Win7 (x64) and WinXP (pro) 32 - Dual boot
 
 
Dual Boot - Win7 and XP - Access denied to files when booting in Win7

Hi there, hoping someone can help...

I've eventually managed to get a dual boot system going. I've installed Win7 on one hard drive and Win XP Pro on another.
I've still got to figure out how to get a dual boot menu going, but in the meantime I press the F10 key during Boot-up of the machine and I suppose its my Bios that allows me to decide which hard drive to boot from. Both boot-ups in either XP or Win7work fine.

However, when I boot in Win7 I can't seem to save files that I have edited i.e. I can open up the file and make chnages, but as soon as I try to save and replace, I get an access denied message, although I've got admin rights. However on some drives I can edit without a problem. Even on the same drive, for example the c: drive, I can edit and save files in the My docyments folder, but can for example not edit and save files in the Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive ....

If I boot in XP, this problem does not occur and all files are accessbile and can be edited and saved ...

Any ideas? Any help would be extremely appreciated ...


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26 Oct 2011   #2
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

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28 Oct 2011   #3
guthrie007

Win7 (x64) and WinXP (pro) 32 - Dual boot
 
 

Thanks a million mhansen1 ... it worked ... although I don't quite understand why, but what the heck it works ...

Again, I'm in your debt
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28 Oct 2011   #4
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guthrie007 View Post
Thanks a million mhansen1 ... it worked ... although I don't quite understand why, but what the heck it works ...

Again, I'm in your debt
Without boring you with lots details and tech jargon, you were trying to share files between two different operating systems. Windows has security features to protect someone from using and editing your files unless you share them.
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