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Windows 7: I would like to hide my Windows 7 partition ?

17 Jan 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am not really a fan of AOL either. But that's what I started with years ago and now everybody has this mail address. One advantage is that I can go from system to system without having to worry about mail. I can still retrieve my mail from years ago.
Interestingly enough my wife gets along with it very well. She has only 2 programs on her little laptop, AOL and Word and since 3 years she does all her work with that - never touches any browser other than AOL. And as an avid crafting blogger she spends at least 5 hours per day on the system. She is always puzzled that I have all these hickups. Maybe AOL needs a "clean" base to operate correctly.


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17 Jan 2010   #22
VektaFrenzy

Microsoft Windows Seven
 
 

You can use Virtual XP, which able your computer get Windows Seven with Windows XP features installed. I just read them on Wikipedia. You can download it.
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17 Jan 2010   #23
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VektaFrenzy View Post
You can use Virtual XP, which able your computer get Windows Seven with Windows XP features installed. I just read them on Wikipedia. You can download it.
this is for windows ultimate, enterprise and professional only not home premium.
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17 Jan 2010   #24
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

[QUOTE=whs;510622
Hmm, Greg - unfortunately there are. The other day I uninstalled AOL on my Win7 and it also uninstalled AOL on my Vista - even though they are on seperate disks and not double booted. The uninstaller just inspected all the disks/partitions to find anything that said AOL and deleted it. It was no big deal to reinstall it, but I was baffled.[/QUOTE]

I find that EXTREMELY hard to believe

I have Windows 7 on one drive and Vista on another,

I install all my programs to the E:\Programs Files directory. If I install in Windows 7 and want to be able to use it in Vista, I have to change to Vista and install it there as well.

I have not had any problems doing this and I've saved hundrds of megabytes of space.
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17 Jan 2010   #25
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, Greg - unfortunately there are. The other day I uninstalled AOL on my Win7 and it also uninstalled AOL on my Vista - even though they are on seperate disks and not double booted. The uninstaller just inspected all the disks/partitions to find anything that said AOL and deleted it. It was no big deal to reinstall it, but I was baffled.
I find that EXTREMELY hard to believe

I have Windows 7 on one drive and Vista on another,

I install all my programs to the E:\Program Files directory. If I install in Windows 7 and want to be able to use it in Vista, I have to change to Vista and install it there as well.

I have not had any problems doing this and I've saved hundrds of megabytes of space.
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17 Jan 2010   #26
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Lighten up and quite being so irate.

Who are you to tell me when and where I can post?

You're not quite even close to being a moderator.

Nuff said.
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17 Jan 2010   #27
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i have pull my post with the exception of my first post in this thread. having to repeat myself was taking away from the topic at hand. i understand that some members have their own views, however the op and myself asked for help doing something not for editorials or opinions. i do in fact have several programs if installed in 7 in one partition will bleed-over to 7 in the other partition. so yes i do have a real reason for wanting os completely hidden from each other. as for finding the program that will do this i have all ready searched with no luck. i do know that the program exist because i have used it in years past, and if it existed i am quite sure that there are other programs out there just like it. so please only post if you can provide the op and myself real help.
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17 Jan 2010   #28
VektaFrenzy

Microsoft Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VektaFrenzy View Post
You can use Virtual XP, which able your computer get Windows Seven with Windows XP features installed. I just read them on Wikipedia. You can download it.
this is for windows ultimate, enterprise and professional only not home premium.
I just read it on Windows Virtual PC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thank's for the correction.
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17 Jan 2010   #29
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VektaFrenzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VektaFrenzy View Post
You can use Virtual XP, which able your computer get Windows Seven with Windows XP features installed. I just read them on Wikipedia. You can download it.
this is for windows ultimate, enterprise and professional only not home premium.
I just read it on Windows Virtual PC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thank's for the correction.
we are not looking to run an os in an os.
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17 Jan 2010   #30
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

You can't hide a whole partition from something low level like the Computer Management tool.
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