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Windows 7: Dual boot on xp-hidden folders?

16 Jul 2010   #1
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Dual boot on xp-hidden folders?

hi all
i'm running xp pro, i've 3 partitions on my 500G HD
c-xp physical drive
d-empty
e-backup
i'd like to install win7 on "d" partition.
i read the excellent dual boot tutorial
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
now,on my computer i see 2 hidden folders both on d and e partitions
1-System Volume Information (empty)
2-RECYCLER (empty)
i can not delete them, and system restore is turned off for d and e partitions.
My questions are
*can/how to delete those files?
**those files will interfere with win7 instillation on "d"?
thanks!


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16 Jul 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The folders need to be there.
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16 Jul 2010   #3
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks theog.

so when i'll install win7 on "d" , will the instillation creates another pair( of 2) hidden folders to each partition as well(this means i'll have 4 hidden folder on each partition)?
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16 Jul 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No, overwrite the folders.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks again,
Quote:
No, overwrite the folders
theog, are you writing from your own experience/similar situation?
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17 Jul 2010   #6
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

after finishing installing win7- will i have 2 system separate BIOS's ( xp-win7)?
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17 Jul 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All PC's only have one BIOS.
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17 Jul 2010   #8
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thank you!
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20 Sep 2010   #9
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Another question :

I will install Windows 7 on another partition, what about SATA CONTROLLER? the installed XP SATA CONTROLLER Is on the IDE so it means that windows 7 will be on the IDE? or replaced to AHCI?
After all, there is only one BIOS, what do you think?
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20 Sep 2010   #10
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

If your BIOS is set to IDE now for XP, then when Win7 loads it will be in IDE mode.

Loading the operating system will not change the BIOS setting, it will load on the setting that is currently in BIOS.
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