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Windows 7: Problems moving 4-partition HD to a new one

11 Aug 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


Excuse me, but what problem exactly did you actually have with System Restore points being overwritten in the Dual Boot win7/XP ?

This is an issue which I believe was solved in beta.

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11 Aug 2010   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Since that question was first asked when 7 was still in beta form for those running Vista I was under the impression all that was left behind once the RCs were out. When booting into the old XP install none were lost on either the 32bit or 64bit RC as I recall.

As for hiding the 7 drive by seeing no letter assigned in XP for it that would rule out any being lost as a precaution which sounds unnecessary at this time plus make the 7 drive unavailable while booted in the older version.

The MS idea however is that 7 is the newer version to replace the previous on most systems. Dual or multibooting is a user's choice not the intent of the software giant when producing a newer version.

The one advantage seen with the 32bit 7 over the 32bit Vista tested here on different occasions was finding that XP was no longer needed to run a lengthy list of programs even finding XP drivers working out on an old Socket A case for board, onboard sound, and even an old 128mb AGP card!

Backward compatibility is one thing MS got right there!
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