Yesterday I decided to install XP alongside my Windows 7, in order to make it a dual boot. Before Installing XP, I had Win 7 taking up my entire hdd as well as the standard 100mb System Reserved Partition that is usually created when installing Win 7. So when I went to install XP, I created a 20GB partition. All went well and I followed the instructions from one of the guides here on the site (thanks shawn)
However what strikes me as odd is that when I'm in XP and 7, there are different drive letters reported for each OS.
This is what I see in Windows 7 :
PLEASE SEE SCREENSHOTS
And this is what I see in XP :
As you can see in Win 7 my Windows Windows 7
is marked as C: and my Windows XP
is marked as E: and finally my System Reserved is marked as S:
In XP I get something totally different, my System Reserved
is marked as C: my Windows Windows 7
is marked as D: and finally my Windows XP
is marked as F:
So as you can see from all of this I am baffled
Why can't it just stick with one Drive Letter for both Operating Systems ?
Would it be possible for me to hide the respective partitions ? For example, in Windows 7 all I would like to see is my Windows Windows 7 Partition
and the System Reserved Partition
. And naturally for XP all I would like see is the single Windows XP Partition only.
How can I fix this ?
Once again thank you very much guys !