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Windows 7: Change boot settings

15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 b7600 x64
Change boot settings

I cant seem to find the boot file in windows 7 build 7600,

i'm dual booting, when I installed 7, 7 was C: and vista became drive d:

but i have storage hard drive which is always drive d, so I made vista drive f

so how can I fix the boot file in 7 to change the drive letter for vista install?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Post a screenshot of Disk Management, like this :

Change boot settings-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg

and bcdedit ( type cmd in start search , rt click it and run as admin - when it pops up, type bcdedit , then press enter. )

Change boot settings-a102009-02-06_031225.jpg

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2009   #3


One solution:
Right click MY COMPUTER
Select Manage
Disk Management
Right Click the Vista disk
Select Change Drive Letter and Paths
Select Remove

This will free up the drive letter designation and remove that drive from visibilty within Windows/Explorer.

You can now use the drive letter (freed up) as you please. You will not have access to your Vista Install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 b7600 x64

thing is I NEED access to the vista install!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2009   #5


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7exp View Post
thing is I NEED access to the vista install!
Stick with SIW2 then.

Of course, I mean that you can still boot to it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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