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Windows 7: Dual boot win7 & win8 with Hide active partitions

25 Feb 2013   #1
winLover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Dual boot win7 & win8 with Hide active partitions

hi..
i have one 750GB hard disk with 8 partition. i installed windows 7 in first partition and windows 8 in second partition.
i want to hide windows 8 drive when i boot in windows 7 and hide windows 7 drive when i boot in windows 8.
with NeoGrub tools in EasyBCD can do this, but i dont know how to scripting in NeoGrub!
how can i do that? plz help me..


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25 Feb 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Have you tried simply removing the drive letter for 8 when you`re in 7 and vice versa ?
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26 Feb 2013   #3
winLover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

no. i dont.
i want to do that with NeoGrub or other boot manager, in this case dosent need to change drive letter.
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26 Feb 2013   #4
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Had I been there, I would not have used GRUB. It sometimes damages the windows installation beyond repair.

The best practice to have two different operating systems is to install them in two different physical drives. Set your primary os to boot first in the BIOS boot order, and use the other one by using the boot menu key during booting. Coz even boot manager may be problematic if either of the installations corrupt..

If you dont have two physical disks, install them in two different partitions ... let boot manager manage the dual boot .. and follow AddRAM's suggestion to remove the drive letters manually.

If in future there is a trouble, it will minimize those troubles than using grub.
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26 Feb 2013   #5
winLover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks Arc & AddRAM
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26 Feb 2013   #6
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Have you tried simply removing the drive letter for 8 when you`re in 7 and vice versa ?
This would be the easiest and safest solution. Just go to Disk management for each OS and remove the drive letter for the other OS. The drive letters are OS-specific, so it shouldn't interfere with the OSs themselves.
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26 Feb 2013   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are that concerned about isolating the OSes, you might want to consider virtualization instead.
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26 Feb 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Let us know how you make out and what solution you used.
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27 Feb 2013   #9
winLover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

finally, i used Boot-Us boot manager...
its do anything automatically! hide primary partition and ....
see this link: Installing Windows multiple times on one disk
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