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Windows 7 Multi-boot Drive Letter

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Windows 7 Multi-boot Drive Letter

Postby Bill Phillips » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:30 am

I installed a second copy of Windows 7 by booting from the Windows 7 Media and used the "Custom Advanced" option to install the second copy on Drive F: on Disk 1. The first copy is on Drive C: on Disk 0. When I boot the second copy, the drive letter is changed to C:. I wanted it to be F:. I used DualBootPRO1.1 to rename the two boot options. However, DualBootPRO shows that the drive letter for the second copy is F: I ticked the "Change Boot Drive" check box and "Applied Updates" again; but still no luck. I'm running DualBootPRO from the first copy of Windows 7. How can a change the boot drive letter for the second copy of Windows 7? I pasted a copy of the detailed version of DualBootPRO's Boot Information View below:

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {5bf6d38f-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
displayorder {current}
{5bf6d390-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Computing
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {5bf6d38d-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {5bf6d38b-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {5bf6d390-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
device partition=F:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Recording
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {5bf6d391-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=F:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {5bf6d38f-40c3-11e1-9955-eaec7dfe15ef}
nx OptIn


Thankyou.

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Re: Windows 7 Multi-boot Drive Letter

Postby shreader » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:46 pm

Windows 7 always sees itself as being on the "C" drive when you boot into it, no matter how many partition/installs one has.
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Re: Windows 7 Multi-boot Drive Letter

Postby JabbaPapa » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:53 pm

It's possible to control the installation procedure to have persistent drive letters across multiple Windows setups ; but apart for some unusual and particular reasons to do so, the effort required to do so is simply not worth it in the slightest.
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