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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,845
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Sep 2015 #21

    Rocky said: View Post
    All of this is just academic because it does not address the OP's original question, which I think was already solved for him. The question dealt with what he considered to be a corrupted system, which we explained to him was not corrupt. Because the OP is running two separate instances of Windows, he can not access the programs that are associated with one installation of Windows while he is running a different installation of Windows. As far as the whole question of licenses and dual booting on one license, there are plenty of threads here at the forum that already deal with which we can use to carry on this conversation.
    Well.... there never was an answer to this question:

    man00 said: View Post
    Yes, if booting from the 64bit, it would not anything that the 32bit was on..same if booting from 32bit, it wouldn't see anything on the 64bit drive
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    You can't see the other system from either system? Is that what you mean by "corrupt"? Do either systems boot?
    If the only issue is that the OP can't access the other installation's files - just needs to add drive letters to the partitions that can't be accessed.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 990
    Windows 10 Pro,
       23 Sep 2015 #22

    Yes, you are absolutely correct, if I understand his problem correctly. Hopefully he'll come back in here and fully explain his situation.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,309
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       23 Sep 2015 #23

    So, when all is said and done: Possible yes, legal no is still the case:

    1. Read the EULA. The EULA definition of device includes partitions. Two partitions = two devices.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,845
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Sep 2015 #24

    Ztruker said: View Post
    So, when all is said and done: Possible yes, legal no is still the case:
    Well....actually, now that I am home this is the exact wording of the EULA:

    Device. In this agreement, “device” means a hardware system (whether physical or virtual) with an internal storage device capable of running the software. A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a device.

    But....the restriction is:

    License. The software is licensed, not sold. Under this agreement, we grant you the right to install and run one instance of the software on your device (the licensed device), for use by one person at a time, so long as you comply with all the terms of this agreement.

    I would argue the key words being "and run". We aren't running two installs on different partitions at the same time, only one can be run at a time.

    The erroneous statement made by cbarhorst was "(the mobo is the device; the license is written to the firmware on it)." The motherboard is neither "the device" nor is "the license written to the firmware on it"
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,309
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       24 Sep 2015 #25

    Thanks for the update. Possible and Legal then, great.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 8
    windows 10
       30 Sep 2015 #26

    Sorry for getting back late. Booting from one drive is was like the other was locked..Windows would see the drive but couldn't open any Dir's or run any files. I went back to Windows 7 64bit on one drive and stayed with Windows 10 32bit on the other...so far not problems.
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  7.    30 Sep 2015 #27

    man00 said: View Post
    Is it possible to 64bit on one drive and 32bit on another? I tried and it ran fine for a day or two, then my drives became
    corrupt.
    Yes but you really have no reason to do that because 32 bit applications will run in 64 bit Windows.
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  8.    30 Sep 2015 #28

    man00 said: View Post
    Sorry for getting back late. Booting from one drive is was like the other was locked..Windows would see the drive but couldn't open any Dir's or run any files. I went back to Windows 7 64bit on one drive and stayed with Windows 10 32bit on the other...so far not problems.
    You are two different users on a dual boot system. The username and password may be the samed but the SID is not. Did you try to take ownership of the files and folders you wanted to use? The file system is agnostic to bitness.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 8
    windows 10
       30 Sep 2015 #29

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    You are two different users on a dual boot system. The username and password may be the samed but the SID is not. Did you try to take ownership of the files and folders you wanted to use? The file system is agnostic to bitness.
    There was no way to take ownership..Windows could not access the drive in any way.
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  10.    30 Sep 2015 #30

    Procedure for hiding Vista volumes on a multi.doc
    man00 said: View Post
    There was no way to take ownership..Windows could not access the drive in any way.
    I have attached a Word document. Someone else will have to help with instructions, but you can define the other drive in the registry and set it to visible on boot. I did this procedure in reverse to hide some Vista volumes from XP (Volume shadow copy problem solution when dual booting Vista and XP). This should give you some pretty good hints on where to look. As always, these kinds of changes can render a computer unusable if they aren't done carefully. Having said that the reverse process might work for you. Don't try it if you haven't gotten past Regedit 101. Click on the blue link above to read the doc. Not everything in it matters.
    Last edited by Cbarnhorst; 30 Sep 2015 at 21:28.
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