Quote: Originally Posted by Mike B
Vista will have all it's programs, applications and shortcuts installed on C.
When you boot to Win 7 and install any programs, applications and shortcuts they will be on C. Install Win 7 from a booted DVD on the G drive, and when you boot to 7, it will be C. It's not like you will be running programs on the G drive when you are booted to Vista.
I've been running multiboot since at least Windows 95.
I some cases a prog can be installed in 1 OS, and run from other OS.
Or, there may be files that one needs to share amongst OS.
Another, better, approach is have another parttion in which shared files/programs can be installed, rather than plopping then on the C drive for an OS.
I use both approaches.
Win 7 seems to want to hide the C drive for other OS.
This forces me to use the better, approach of putting common files in a separate partition.
For some programs, this may be easy, e.g., Firefox an Thunderbird. For others, it might be difficult to have thg prog and related files in separate partitions.
I guess that I'll yell Uncle! and use the approach of creating a separate programs partition, as well as a separate data partition, or have separate folders in a separate partition.
More importantly, as I look at my calendar, I note that we are now in 2009, with 2010 not far away.
Isn't it about time that MSFT dropped all this partition/drive letter nonesense, and just used mount points?