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Windows 7: I have 2 W7s on 1 drive. I want the logical drive to stay........

19 Jul 2015   #11
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
While in Disk Mgmt assign a letter to the Audio drive: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Also mark Audio Drive Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums Only the partition booting the OS should be marked Active.

It would be best to swap the data cables between the two drives so that Win7 drive is in DISK0 position. Otherwise if you don't unplug the Audio Drive during any future Repairs or Reinstall it may derail the System Active boot files to the first-in-order Primary partition.
Drive Letter will be assigned

I need the audio partition to be active as it's my OS system but with audio programs on it

Win drive is disk 0 as is.


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19 Jul 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #1
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I have 2 W7s on 1 drive.
This makes no sense to me.

@greg

Could these programs be use be causing this mess?

DualBootPro

Disk Director
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19 Jul 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post

I need the audio partition to be active as it's my OS system but with audio programs on it
In what sense is the "audio partition" an "OS system"?? Do you mean you want it to be bootable and not require ANY other drive or partition?

It appears to be a drive, not just a partition.

Do you mean that the "audio partition" can now boot your PC with the other drive disconnected?

I, for one, am not clear on what you want, what you have now, and what you think you have now.
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19 Jul 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you ignatzatsonic.

You made my day. Seem I'm not the only one that doesn't understand.

How does one install Windows 7, 2 times on one drive with one partition?
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19 Jul 2015   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
How does one install Windows 7, 2 times on one drive with one partition?
That would be possible using a Virtual Machine, but i doubt that is what 2pods is doing.

@2pods
If you can boot the "Audio" drive, which i think you are saying you can, please post a Disk Management screen print while "Audio" is booted.
Then we could see if each disk has a bootloader, or you have a single bootloader on the "OS" drive used for 2 OS's.
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19 Jul 2015   #16
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

I meant that the "audio" partition is a copy of my "OS" system partition i.e. Windows 7, except that the "audio" partition has no MS Office, etc. Just the bare W7 plus audio programs.

In the beginning I had a drive divided into two, with C: being W7 plus MS Office and all my email, browser, day to day stuff, and D: being a logical drive with only W7 and my audio programs. Dual booting via DualBoot Pro.

I then wanted to do away with the C partition, leaving the D becoming the active partition and reclaiming the disk space.
As I had a spare ssd, I thought I would copy via True Image, C: to the new drive (I replaced the internal optical). This was fine.

It's when I wanted to reclaim the space back from the C and make the D: W7 with audio a complete disk that my memory started to fail me. So where am I now ?.
I wish I knew. I used to know this as I have done it before. Anyway I now have my original ssd (Bare W7 with audio programs) as one whole disk, and the old c: (W7 plus MS Office) now on another ssd. I've run the repair disk and all is OK.

Except. I have to select the main ssd after selecting the "old C" partition from the bios boot and then being presented with DualBootPro's selection memory.

Sorry for the saga. I'll post the disk manager pic as soon as I can.
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19 Jul 2015   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

We should have seen a screen print of disk management from before you started making changes, but it's too late for that now.

If you can boot the Audio drive, post a Disk Management screen print when Audio is booted.
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19 Jul 2015   #18
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thank you ignatzatsonic.

You made my day. Seem I'm not the only one that doesn't understand.

How does one install Windows 7, 2 times on one drive with one partition?
By creating a logical drive.
Logical ?
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19 Jul 2015   #19
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
We should have seen a screen print of disk management from before you started making changes, but it's too late for that now.

If you can boot the Audio drive, post a Disk Management screen print when Audio is booted.
I should have a disk management screen for you in about 20 minutes
Both drives boot. Except C: has to be selected from D:'s DualBootPro boot menu
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19 Jul 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I didn't go the Virtual Machine road because I didn't think that is what 2 pods is referring.

Quote:
By creating a logical drive.
Logical drive should show up in Disk Management.

One more time.
We need a proper posting of Disk Management. Without it we are lost.
Don't change things and then post it. We need it as your system was having problems.
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