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Windows 7: Drive letters get swapped in windows 7?!

23 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
Drive letters get swapped in windows 7?!

OK, i got a strange one fellas. My partition drive letters get swapped in windows 7, although the information on the partition doesn't get affected. I got dual OS, xp and 7.

C > E, D > C, E > D

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23 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Windows will call whatever the boot partition is the C drive. If you are running XP, the XP partition will be C, and if you are running 7, the 7 partition will be C.
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19 Sep 2010   #3
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Windows 7 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Windows will call whatever the boot partition is the C drive. If you are running XP, the XP partition will be C, and if you are running 7, the 7 partition will be C.
Not true. When I ran the RC of 7, my Win7 Boot partition was "M", like it's supposed to be.

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