1.    05 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    elizabeth city NC
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    win10/7 dualboot

    seeing drives in dual boot win 7/10


    Thanks in advance for any thoughts,
    I have a dualboot win 7/10 machine, each system is on it's own ssd, programs are in 2 different folders on a 3rd ssd,all is working fine except:
    when i'm in 7 I can see the 10 drive which is labeled "E" but i cannot see 7 which is labeled "C" from 10. Is this because both drives are labeled as "C" when I am in the respective systems?
    Can I safely change the letter for 7? I can see the 7 from 10 in disk management
    Thanks
    Last edited by nitetripper; 05 Sep 2016 at 15:51.
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  2.    05 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitetripper View Post
    Thanks in advance for any thoughts,
    I have a dualboot win 7/10 machine, each system is on it's own ssd, programs are in 2 different folders on a 3rd ssd,all is working fine except:
    when i'm in 7 I can see the 10 drive which is labeled "E" but i cannot see 7 which is labeled "C" from 10. Is this because both drives are labeled as "C" when I am in the respective systems?
    Can I safely change the letter for 7? I can see the 7 from 10 in disk management
    Thanks
    When you dual boot, the OS you boot to is always assigned C:, and the other a different letter.

    If you cannot see the drive with Windows 7 from Windows 10, it is a driver related issue. Check your SATA drivers from device management are up to date.
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  3.    05 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    In 10, right-click Disk Management

    You may need to assign a drive letter to the Windows 7 SSD.

    Drive letters are purely assigned at installation time in the Registry of the OS you are running, unless you install the second dualboot OSsystem from within the first.

    So say you install each OS from a booted DVD or USB they will each have C:\ Windows assignments for the boot drive. However if You install Windows 7 first, then install windows 10 on the second USB from Windows 7 it will take another drive letter, like E:\ , since C:\ is already used by Windows 7.
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