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Windows 7: adding a letter to a drive

24 Feb 2013   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Heavy you first need to download the Ubuntu to Downloads (I keep mine on the desktop for ease of use - that just entails Start > type downloads > right click > send to desktop).

Then

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/548-burn-disc-image-iso-img-file.html

Set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive > insert the disk and exit the BIOS using the new settings.

The machine will then go to the Ubuntu disk and load that OS You will get a screen with two options TRY and INSTALL - DO NOT INSTALL!!

It will then load the Ubuntu. On the screen there will a list of the drives connected to the machine at bottom left and at the top left as in the pics not the bottom in the pics but they will be there.

Then it is just matter of clicking on each drive and opening it up just as you would with the Windows Computer > Disk Management > ie C: > then open or explore.
Then you can do what you like with the files copy /paste to another drive? stick or delete - whatever. Some files will not open as the Ubuntu is not compatible with all types

I have included a few pics if you get stuck ask




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25 Feb 2013   #12
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

You boot the Ubuntu dvd. Not the XP hd. That's why I instructed to change your boot order to have the DVD drive first.

When Ubuntu first loads, DO NOT INSTALL, just run it.

When it presents its desktop, see what it gives you as to that drive you're worried about. If it presents folders and files, copy them to something!

EDIT: Sorry, John, to step over your post. Didn't see it. I responded to the OP through email.
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25 Feb 2013   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
You boot the Ubuntu dvd. Not the XP hd. That's why I instructed to change your boot order to have the DVD drive first.

When Ubuntu first loads, DO NOT INSTALL, just run it.

When it presents its desktop, see what it gives you as to that drive you're worried about. If it presents folders and files, copy them to something!

EDIT: Sorry, John, to step over your post. Didn't see it. I responded to the OP through email.
No probs mate two heads better than one
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