Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
My 3 o/s see themselves as C, D and E - just as i like it.
Straighten me out if I'm off base...
For arguement's sake, you have XP, Vista, and Windows 7. In that order, XP is C, Vista is D, and Windows 7 is E.
>So, when you boot into Vista, Vista "sees" itself as D, XP as C, and Windows 7 as E?
>So, when you boot into Windows 7, Windows 7 "sees" itself as E, XP as C, and Vista as D?
If that's the case, how can that be? I thought that the version of Windows that is actually running at any given time
would be the C: drive... Hmmm... I'm confused
Now my head hurts.
Edit: I think there's a misunderstanding what I was meaning.
Way back when Windows 7 was but an RC, I installed it onto another drive in my Vista PC. Windows 7 RC was installed on the third hard drive, with the other two being C:, the Vista partition/drive; D:, my movies, music, and pics; and E:, the Windows 7 RC. Now, when I ran Vista, the drives/partitions lined up just like that: C-Vista, D-Media, E-Windows 7. However, when I booted into the Windows 7 RC, Windows 7 was C:, the Vista drive/partition was D:, and the Media drive/partition was E:
That, in its essence, is what I was trying to state--the actively running operating system, in my case was Vista or Windows 7 RC, was the C: drive.
So, pertaining to the OP, in his Vista installation, Vista "sees" the Windows 7 partition as N--which is what he stated. However, all he would need to do is to boot into Windows 7. When Windows 7 is running, Windows 7 would be the C: drive...