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Windows 7: Prevent Windows 7 from accessing/seeing other drives?


10 Aug 2011   #1

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Prevent Windows 7 from accessing/seeing other drives?

Hi there,

I installed a second HDD on my laptop that can have up to 4 different HDD. I have a XP running on the first HDD. I just installed Windows 7 Premium 32bit on the second HDD. When the installation was done, Windows 7 can see and access the folders/files/drives from the first HDD. How do I restrict this? I knew how to do this with XP but I can't figure out how to do this with Windows 7. Basically, I don't want the Windows 7/Second HDD interacting with the first. Any help regarding this would be very helpful!

Thank you

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11 Aug 2011   #2
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Have you tried removing the XP drive letter in Windows 7 Disk management?

Are you booting via the BIOS Boot order or one time BIOS Boot Menu key? This is cleaner than having Windows configure a Dual Boot which interlocks the HDs and requires surgery to remove one.
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