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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Hiding Win 7 drives in XP

29 Oct 2017   #1
PeterP

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Dual Boot - Hiding Win 7 drives in XP

I have tried following the tutorial to stop win xp seeing the win 7 partition but it is still showin in XP and still deleting the restore points in win 7.

Can somebody explain what I am doing wrong.


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29 Oct 2017   #2
KingWhiskers

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Pro SP3, 32bit
 
 

If you follow the instructions in the guide and do it manually you should hide the W7 drives from XP quite easily.

Effects only take place on a reboot.

Your XP drive will probably be C: followed by DVD/CD drives and then the W7 drives.

Check your registry entries, it is quite easy if you follow the guide.

I can't be more specific without a screen shot of your drives list.

I take it that this is the guide you are following,

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

I works for me no problem.
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30 Oct 2017   #3
PeterP

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I followed the instructions as you suggested and did the registry hack manually. What maybe confusing the issue is that windows xp has two partitions and win 7 has one partition all on one SSD. I have one additional drive connected on the system so I will disconnect that then boot the machine and check things with diskpart and see what I have showing in terms of partitions (this should be 3).

Will get back to you with what I find.
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30 Oct 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you remove W7`s drive letter from XP ?
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30 Oct 2017   #5
PeterP

windows 7 64bit
 
 

This is what I have currently and this isn't working, still deleting restore points. I have been expirementing with different settings and the names on the drives aren't necessarily correct.




I hope the jpg files are showing
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30 Oct 2017   #6
PeterP

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Did you remove W7`s drive letter from XP ?
see my last post
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30 Oct 2017   #7
KingWhiskers

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Pro SP3, 32bit
 
 

Here are screen shots from my quad boot PC.

All the drives show as C: when they are the boot drive.

I am using Easy BCD to control the boot options and order.

The drives that are hidden are shown but there is no information on them, size or state in My Computer.

Hope this helps you.

You need to hide both W7 drives which in XP OLD would be drives G: & I:
and in XP NEW on my System it is D: & E:

The 1.8 TB drive is W10 Pro and that is not affected by the other Operating systems.


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31 Oct 2017   #8
PeterP

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you for posting those screen shots. It would also be helpful if you could post what you have in the registry sections so I can compare those to my registry settings.

I would also add that I only have one SSD with three partitions - 0 & 1 are xp and 2 is win 7.
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31 Oct 2017   #9
KingWhiskers

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Pro SP3, 32bit
 
 

post a screen shot of your disc management from XP, then i can see what you have got.
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31 Oct 2017   #10
PeterP

windows 7 64bit
 
 

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