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Windows 7: Can't see Vista drive in Windows 7

27 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't see Vista drive in Windows 7

I have 2 harddrives. 1 has vista installed on it and the other has Windows 7 installed. when I'm using vist I can see the hard drive that has Windows 7, but when I'm using Windows 7 I can't see the hard drive that has vista on it,

How can I make it so that I can see the drive that has vista on it?

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27 Feb 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lollsiga,

This may help you see the Vista drive in Windows 7.

Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you

also to anyone trying to do this. Disable your virtual drives or it will hang at disc managment.
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27 Feb 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Lollsiga. Thank you for the warning with your results.
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27 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

well i have two partition on one hard drive i can see win 7 partition in windows vista but cant see windows vista partition in windows 7 ? ? ?
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27 Feb 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bossmayank619,

You can use the same tutorial to add a drive letter for Vista in Windows 7.

Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

no go no success this is kind a irritating all my stuff is in windows vista partition and after so many things is tried i am not able to access my vista partition from win 7 and i am unable to provide any drive letter as strangely it shows letter c already assigned to the vista partition and win 7 as X drive as i originally installed it in windows vista. is anybody been able to find resolve for it. i am using bcd edit if that makes any diff.
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06 Mar 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you doing this from within Windows 7 instead of Vista? In Windows 7, the Windows 7 partition or drive should be labeled as C: instead.
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06 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Your OS should always recognize the OS drive/partition as drive "C:". If you have two partitions, one with Vista, and one with 7, the Vista drive will see it's partition as drive "C:" and the 7 partition will see it's partition as drive "C:". If it's not showing up like that then something is wrong and you should try a repair install or a reformat.
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