|29 May 2009||#1|
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64bit installed on D but now shows on C
For 2 weeks I've had Vista on C drive and Windows 7(x86) on D drive. I've just formatted D and installed Windows 7(x64) and now, whether I boot with Vista or Windows 7, the OS I'm actually using is shown as being on C drive. So, when I boot Windows 7, all the files relating to Vista - plus all the other files which I stored on C - are magically transferred to the D drive. When I boot with Vista, all is back to normal.
It seems strange that this happens only with the 64 bit Windows 7. The 32 bit version was installed on D and stayed there! Can someone explain this phenomenon?
Also, should I concern myself with the 2 'Program Files' folders, one of which has '(x86)' after it? Am I right in thinking that if a program is 32 bit (but still usable with a 64 bit OS) Windows 7 will direct it to the correct Program File folder meaning I don't need to 'browse' to the other one if given a choice when installing?
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|30 May 2009||#5|
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Yeah, same install method (created a DVD and selected the drive which had "29.2 of 29.2 Gb free" - i.e. my D drive). It's not a problem but I just prefer the 'neatness' of having each OS stay in their own backyard.
I found Disk Management easily enough (didn't have to go through msconfig). I've not been able to work out what to actually DO in there mind. If there is a way to safely and permanently assign D to Win 7 I'd be glad to hear it.
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