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Windows 7: Various SSD dual-boot questions

25 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Not sure what I may have done differently this go-round but I decided to quick format and reinstall the image. It now converts whichever is the currently booted OS to the drive letter "C". That cures half of what I found a bit different compared to previous multi-boot systems. Now I just don't recall being able to view the other bootable partitions (as I currently do), seems they were always hidden until booted into. Chalk it up to having been Win98/XP or do I still have an anomaly?

Should add I did use the "Add New Entry" tab for inputing the bootable OS's on the first attempt. Can only assume I may have fat-fingered the auto drive lettering in Acronis.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP


You should be able to see all other drives in Explorer. Only if the other drive letter is removed in Disk Mgmt do they become invisible.

If you didn't set Auto drive letter selection in Acronis it probably caused the first attempt to be lettered D. This is perfectly fine but for some reason nobody seems to want it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Seems this one can be considered solved.

As I stated before Thanks again for your assistance. It is very much appreciated.

Merry Christmas! Best of the holidays and New Year to you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Dec 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP


You're welcome and best wishes to you as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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