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Windows 7: My XP can't see win 7 partition

25 May 2009   #11
konik

Win xp sp3 / Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

No, if you install from win xp directly, it gives you another drive letter - in my case D.


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26 May 2009   #12
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

What happens when you try to look at D from within XP? Is it blank, permission denied, etc.
Maybe post a screen shot of disk management in XP.
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26 May 2009   #13
konik

Win xp sp3 / Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hi ten,

I did already, it is on beginning of this post. It is everything the same, except partition win7 is now primary(not extended) and with letter D in both OS.
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26 May 2009   #14
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

And when you click on D in windows explorer while running XP what happens?
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26 May 2009   #15
konik

Win xp sp3 / Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

Nevermind ten I found the problem!! Problem solved now!!!

Solution: To turn off Windows 7 system protection and don't edit registry in win XP regarding system restore points!

Now I can see both partitions!
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26 May 2009   #16
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Glad you solved it! What is Windows 7 system protection?
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26 May 2009   #17
konik

Win xp sp3 / Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

It is something what bothered me long enough!

More here:


System Protection - Turn On or Off[2]=Backup%20Restore
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26 May 2009   #18
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Oh, system restore. That's weird because I could see Win7 fine on my dual boot and Win7 had system restore on.
I guess it's also that other thing you said about the registry.

Anyways, glad you're ok now.
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27 May 2009   #19
konik

Win xp sp3 / Win 7 RC 7100
 
 

You may have it On, but if you have dual boot with xp and you didn't fix registry in xp, so every time you boot in xp - it will delete all your system restore points in win7.
Then it is useless to have system restore On in win7!
Of course, when win7 will be my only system, I will turn it On.
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