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Windows 7: Confused about drive letters...

30 Dec 2009   #1
18MW

Vista Home Premium 32-bit and 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Confused about drive letters...

Well, I did a dual-boot system with Vista 32-bit and 7 64-bit. Now the problem is that, when I'm in Vista, the drive letter of Vista would be C: and 7 would be in B:.
But when I'm in 7, its partition would have the letter C: while Vista would have B:.
Is this normal? What would happen if I installed a program on the path C: in Windows 7?


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30 Dec 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 18MW, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, this is completely normal. Whatever OS has started up will automatically consider itself on the C: partition or drive. You will not have a problem installing a program since it sees what the OS sees it as.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Dec 2009   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yes, it is normal. The system you are booted into is always C. If you install a program while in Windows 7, it will install to the program files directory of that OS.
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30 Dec 2009   #4
18MW

Vista Home Premium 32-bit and 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Ooh, thanks a lot for the info guys, helped me alot
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30 Dec 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome 18MW.
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