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Windows 7: Change letter of the boot drive or the system drive

11 Oct 2012   #31
Contro

Windows xp pro 32+ Windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you aware you must boot the Win7 installer for it to correctly install to C? If you run it from XP then C will be locked and unavailable.

Boot the installer now, follow these steps to Clean Install Windows 7. At the drive selection screen, choose the Win7 target partition, delete, recreate and format it, then click Next to begin install.

Win7 will be C when you are booted into it, XP will be C when you are booted into it. This is correct. Running Win7 installer from XP is not correct.
I really thinks that must be other structures possible because I have seen posts in internet of several windows 7 installation in the same pc.

I have to fight to get that.
It's important for me.


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11 Oct 2012   #32
Contro

Windows xp pro 32+ Windows 7 pro
 
 

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11 Oct 2012   #33
Contro

Windows xp pro 32+ Windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
One important caveat, W7 is not XP.
Any drive w7 is installed on will become the C;\ drive.
Can you reference with technical knowledge this point of view. Sorry, it's important for me.
Best Regards.
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11 Oct 2012   #34
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

My XPerience has shown w7 is much better. w7 has many drivers already loaded, runs faster, uses fewer resources, runs old software, or at least a lot of them, installs much faster, can "fix itself" many times, supports TRIM for SSDs, and on and on.
Many softwares which was fine in XP will destroy a w7 OS, two that come to mind are Spybot Search and Destroy and most Registry cleaning and defragging programs.
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11 Oct 2012   #35
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Contro View Post
I really thinks that must be other structures possible because I have seen posts in internet of several windows 7 installation in the same pc.

I have to fight to get that.
It's important for me.
Then can you tell us exactly what you are confused about?

What "other structures" are you looking for? Maybe we can help you.
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12 Oct 2012   #36
Contro

Windows xp pro 32+ Windows 7 pro
 
 

I wish install several times on the same pc windows 7 64 bits.
Assign the letter or change the letter possibly to some.
Proceeding.

1. Connect a new hard disk to my pc with partitions. Only that hard disk. Install in the partition C: the system and boot.

Note : Usually I install my systems in C: , D:, F: , I: , M: and N:

2. Install the second windows 7 system in the D: unit.

3. Connect a second hard drive to my pc with only one partition.
Install the third system in the F: unit

4. Connect a third hard drive to my pc with two partitions created. (g:, h
Install the fourth system in the I: unit

5. Connect a fourth hard drive to my pc with three partitions created (j:, k:, l
Install the fifth system in the M: unit

6. Install a sixth system in the N: unit.

Finish
Revise.
Always is necessary under xp reassign the correct unit to some systems.
The unit C: is definititely assigned and don't need to be varied

Note : Please consider put the link to the knowledge base of microsoft where is affirmed that w7 always see the installation partition as C:
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12 Oct 2012   #37
gregrocker

 

It is possible to have another letter assigned to Win7 during install by running it's installer from another OS instead of booting it. This will lock out the drive letter which you are installing from and assign to the new install the next available letter.

But there is no good reason I've come across to do this. Why do you want to try?
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12 Oct 2012   #38
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Contro View Post
Is not possible to install twice w7 in the same pc ?
Again, what are you trying to achieve? There is absolutely no reason to run the same OS multiple times on the same computer.

In fact, I'll argue that multi-booting is dead. Virtualize XP if you need it. Simplify your setup. The screenshot you posted gave me a migraine! SImplify and you'll thank me later.
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12 Oct 2012   #39
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sounds like Contro was manually performing the task that some program migration utilities tried to do in the past. I never used them and can't remember the names now. But I remember reading the ad copy for a couple of them. They copied all your programs to another partition with a different letter and made the changes in the registry to substitute the new locations. Word was it required a lot of manual tweaking afterward.

But I can see if there's very hardware specific testing that a VM just ain't the same as real hardware. If Contro got all this to work he must know something about what he's doing and has a reason.

Better him than me though.
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12 Oct 2012   #40
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
But I can see if there's very hardware specific testing that a VM just ain't the same as real hardware.
That's when you pull and swap drives to eliminate and isolate. Or, you use a test system.
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