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

19 Oct 2009   #41
SIW2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
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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

Yes,so I made an image first.
I wonder how pbcopter succeeded?

Good idea - I always do that before mucking about with something hazardous.


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19 Oct 2009   #42
justi

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Another guy made this mistake...
How to change drive letter for boot drive?
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19 Oct 2009   #43
justi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
What programs specifically are you having problems with that relate to this issue...
Some panel control utility bundled with this fujitsu laptop.
And for further use,put the active OS in c: might be the best choice.
But if impossible,I can only leave it like this.
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19 Oct 2009   #44
justi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
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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..

Ok.
And thank everyone for replying.
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19 Oct 2009   #45
justi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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.
Any detail tutorial about diskpart command like SIW2 posted?
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19 Oct 2009   #46
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hi i upgrade my system to Windows 7 and i had an antivirus maccafi8.5 and now i can't reinstall ths antivirus on my system help me wht can i do?
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19 Oct 2009   #47
gregrocker
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Tews brings up an point to consider. Programs no longer necessarily default install or refer to C: I have run Win7 by itself on E: for six months on one machine with no noticeable effect. So unless you have specific programs that are affected, you might want to let it go and see what happens.
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19 Oct 2009   #48
sabajordan

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help me
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19 Oct 2009   #49
gregrocker
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
Another guy made this mistake...
How to change drive letter for boot drive?

I remember reading that post, how that guy defends wiping out his installation saying: "The interestsing thing is that it almost works"
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19 Oct 2009   #50
justi

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plz help
hi i upgrade my system to Windows 7 and i had an antivirus maccafi8.5 and now i can't reinstall ths antivirus on my system help me wht can i do?

It's strange why you post it here.
But I think I can help you 'cause I've been using mcafee for long.
8.5i doesn't support Win7.
You have to use 8.7i.
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