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hard drive final

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Stewart, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Flightless Bird

    At last I have the hard drive installed and working, am sending this message
    using it.
    Only had one problem (to-day that is ) - I had formatted the new hard drive
    and gave it the designation drive F, leaving the original as C.
    When I have installed Windows 7 it has automatically changed the new drive
    to C and the original to F. I do not yet know how that will affect the
    programs installed under XP in the original drive but will find out in due
    course.
    Again thanks to all.
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Stewart" <anyone@supanet.com> wrote in message
    news:hn88q1$fjo$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > At last I have the hard drive installed and working, am sending this
    > message using it.
    > Only had one problem (to-day that is ) - I had formatted the new hard
    > drive and gave it the designation drive F, leaving the original as C.
    > When I have installed Windows 7 it has automatically changed the new drive
    > to C and the original to F. I do not yet know how that will affect the
    > programs installed under XP in the original drive but will find out in due
    > course.
    > Again thanks to all.


    Possibly when you login to the XP os you will find the drives the other way
    round
     
  3. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in
    news:57ydnerToaZbXQrWnZ2dnUVZ8rmdnZ2d@pipex.net:

    >
    > "Stewart" <anyone@supanet.com> wrote in message
    > news:hn88q1$fjo$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> At last I have the hard drive installed and working, am sending this
    >> message using it.
    >> Only had one problem (to-day that is ) - I had formatted the new hard
    >> drive and gave it the designation drive F, leaving the original as C.
    >> When I have installed Windows 7 it has automatically changed the new
    >> drive to C and the original to F. I do not yet know how that will
    >> affect the programs installed under XP in the original drive but will
    >> find out in due course.
    >> Again thanks to all.

    >
    > Possibly when you login to the XP os you will find the drives the
    > other way round
    >


    Depending on how Windows was installed, it may or may not change the
    partition letters. There is a somewhat official standard (is it official?)
    that states how partition should be lettered. Microsoft, in their infinite
    wisdom, decided that they no longer need to follow it so when you boot to
    different Microsoft operating systems, your drives may have different
    letters.

    Example: Install XP to c:. All drives will be lettered according to
    standard. Then install Win7 to g:. If you start the Win7 install from XP,
    then the drive lettering won't change. If you start the Win7 install from a
    cd/dvd without booting to XP, then it re-letters g: to c:, and re-letters
    the other drives accordingly.

    Linux doesn't even support drive letters, so this problem doesn't exist
    there - you simply mount your partitions where and how you want. You can do
    that in Windows to some extant, in that you can change the lettering of
    some of the drives, but not the system or boot partition.
     
  4. Star@*.*

    Star@*.* Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:02:40 -0000, "Stewart" <anyone@supanet.com>
    wrote:

    >At last I have the hard drive installed and working, am sending this message
    >using it.
    >Only had one problem (to-day that is ) - I had formatted the new hard drive
    >and gave it the designation drive F, leaving the original as C.
    >When I have installed Windows 7 it has automatically changed the new drive
    >to C and the original to F. I do not yet know how that will affect the
    >programs installed under XP in the original drive but will find out in due
    >course.
    >Again thanks to all.


    Thats the way Windows 7 works it sets the booting OS to C: if you boot
    to XP yes Windows 7 will become F: (in your case.) as to running a
    program installed on XP when using Windows 7 this is a no-no if you
    want the XP program to run under Windows 7 it needs to be installed
    under Windows 7 also.

    Art
     

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