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Windows 7: How to change drive letter in XP when dual boot with 7?

19 Oct 2009   #31
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you can successfully boot into 7 and XP, what is the difference... is this a performance issue, or just an annoyance??
That's what I was wondering too.


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19 Oct 2009   #32
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you can successfully boot into 7 and XP, what is the difference... is this a performance issue, or just an annoyance??
That's what I was wondering too.
If it aint broke, dont fix it...
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19 Oct 2009   #33
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Make a screenshot in Windows 7.
I just realize it's not English so you may not be able to understand.
and in 7 it's just fine.
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19 Oct 2009   #34
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you notice this bit in the KB?

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this is not recommended, especially if the drive letter is the same as when Windows was installed
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19 Oct 2009   #35
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you can successfully boot into 7 and XP, what is the difference... is this a performance issue, or just an annoyance??

Some programs will defaultly install or run in c drive so they can't function if xp is not running in c:
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19 Oct 2009   #36
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you can successfully boot into 7 and XP, what is the difference... is this a performance issue, or just an annoyance??
That's what I was wondering too.
If it aint broke, dont fix it...

If there's no way to put xp back to c:,I can only use the image to recover xp then leave the problem there.
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19 Oct 2009   #37
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What programs specifically are you having problems with that relate to this issue...
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19 Oct 2009   #38
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Did you notice this bit in the KB?

Quote:
this is not recommended, especially if the drive letter is the same as when Windows was installed

Yes,so I made an image first.
I wonder how pbcopter succeeded?
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19 Oct 2009   #39
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Make a screenshot in Windows 7.
I just realize it's not English so you may not be able to understand.
and in 7 it's just fine.
of course I could understand it. If 7 is fine, that wasn't the point. Nevermind..
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19 Oct 2009   #40
gregrocker

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
SIW2's method was to get rid of the drive letter on the system boot partition. But Windows XP itself will still be tied to the D: drive.
My dual boot XP's have often been C: when I'm in XP and D: when I'm in 7.

The issue seems to be why the 100mb partition is lettered C: in XP. The solution to delete it still seems the best, unless there are other ideas.

You mean the OS you log onto is always c:?
I also think so but I doubt if I delete it then recover xp,7 will become c: in xp because I mark it as active.
Yes log onto C: whether XP or Win7. Other times it has been C:XP and D:Win7. I think with the C: freed up it will default to XP as active partition. But you won't know unless you try. It's just a 20+ minute reimage, and you can't wear it out.
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