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Windows 7: Partioning Drive Letter Question For Dual Booting

12 Jan 2014   #1
RichKu

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Partioning Drive Letter Question For Dual Booting

Greetings, I have a desktop computer in which I have had Windows Windows XP OS until the last few days. I split my 600 GB hard drive in half (used GPartion) and have added Windows 7. I also added Easy Boot 2.2 in order to change the boot time and change the drive letter names. After the installation of Windows 7 i noticed that Windows XP was drive letter C and Windows 7 was drive letter F as I had two CD/DVD drives which remained drive letters D & E as they were with Windows XP alone. I changed the letters to end up with XP as C, Windows 7 as D, and the two CD/DVD drives as E & F. After rebooting I looked at both OS's and I saw something interesting and this leads me to my question. When I boot up with Windows XP it has the drive letter C and Windows 7 has the drive letter D. When I boot up with Windows 7, Windows 7 now has the drive letter C and XP has drive letter D. My initial thought was to change one of them to appear as the other but then I thought maybe Windows always gives the booted up OS the dive letter C and D to the non booted OS. IS my last thought correct or do I need to make changes. Thanks.
Rich Ku


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12 Jan 2014   #2
tommycake50

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RichKu View Post
Greetings, I have a desktop computer in which I have had Windows Windows XP OS until the last few days. I split my 600 GB hard drive in half (used GPartion) and have added Windows 7. I also added Easy Boot 2.2 in order to change the boot time and change the drive letter names. After the installation of Windows 7 i noticed that Windows XP was drive letter C and Windows 7 was drive letter F as I had two CD/DVD drives which remained drive letters D & E as they were with Windows XP alone. I changed the letters to end up with XP as C, Windows 7 as D, and the two CD/DVD drives as E & F. After rebooting I looked at both OS's and I saw something interesting and this leads me to my question. When I boot up with Windows XP it has the drive letter C and Windows 7 has the drive letter D. When I boot up with Windows 7, Windows 7 now has the drive letter C and XP has drive letter D. My initial thought was to change one of them to appear as the other but then I thought maybe Windows always gives the booted up OS the dive letter C and D to the non booted OS. IS my last thought correct or do I need to make changes. Thanks.
Rich Ku
I think the booted hard drive is ALWAYS C.
Because C is the Windows default drive letter.
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12 Jan 2014   #3
RichKu

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks - That' what my gut feeling is so good to hear the confirmation. Have a great day.
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