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Windows 7: Dual Boot - both Win 7

29 Aug 2010   #11
rpossum

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Whoops...
Here ya go





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29 Aug 2010   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

That is a lot of drives....

That is from within the test OS, correct?

~Lordbob
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29 Aug 2010   #13
rpossum

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

first image is from main OS
2nd and 3rd are from test OS
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29 Aug 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

It looks as if the Test OS is NOT using the C: drive. If you can, try changing it so that it is.

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29 Aug 2010   #15
rpossum

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

nevermind
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29 Aug 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpossum View Post
nevermind
Care to expand on that?

~Lordbob
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29 Aug 2010   #17
rpossum

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

just seems like you don't understand he question
I've installed Win 7 on C, then made a backup image and restored it to a separate partition...P... so I can boot to a different copy of Win 7.
I need to be able to boot to the copy of Win7 that's on P and uninstall certain programs only on that partition so I can install new beta versions and test them without screwing up my basic work system.
However, when I boot to the copy on P and try to uninstall something, it deletes things from C, because all the references are clearly stll pointing to C.
You said to make sure the new copy thinks it's on C... but I can't figure out how to change that drive to C, because it's not possible, as far as I can tell, to change the C drive to anythhing else... so I can't boot to the P and change it to C... because C is still C
See what I mean?
Thanks
Russell
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29 Aug 2010   #18
Night Hawk

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

You won't be able to change it to C while being booted in the Host OS. When booted in the test image that will see itself as C automatically. The only time you end up seeing a different drive letter is when custom installing a second copy of the same version/edition of Windows on another partition or drive where it will then see itself as D.

Other then when booted in one copy you assign a particular drive letter rather then C since that is taken by the copy you are booted in at the time. When booted into the image restored to the second drive that should see itself as C and the host drive as something else.

At least you were able to add in the boot entry for the image restored on the P drive while the first and third screens are identical showing all the same without any given P for the drive letter. Which Drive # was the image restored to would be the question. Would that be Disk #0 or Disk #2?
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29 Aug 2010   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

My point is that if you had 2 HDDs with 2 different installs on them, each install would view ITS drive as C, and the other as another letter.

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30 Aug 2010   #20
Night Hawk

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

The 1st and 3rd screens look the same thing except the first sees Disk #3 C being a boot drive while the third shows C lacking and F on Disk #1 having the boot information present. Both should still be seeing the word boot on them unless the drives saw a change where the BCD store was new on the alternate drive.

When trying to add the second drive into the host here restoring an image of C to the other the boot changed where the host could no longer be booted into. I ended up needing to unplug the second drive to restore the host/boot drive. That was seen when booted live from the 7 dvd in order to test the idea of seeing if a dual boot across two drives would work.

With each one ending up being isolated the second drive is G to the host while the host is G to the second. Both still see itself as C however. I would need to boot into the second drive to edit a screen from the DM there to show how Disk #3 not Disk #2 then becomes the C drive.


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