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  1. #1551


    Posts : 5
    SuSE 12.2, Windows7, Windows8


    Hi all, noob to the forum, first post. Don't want to waste time with intros, but got a dilemma. Wanting to install 8 along side of 7 (dual boot from my ssd drive where only OS's reside) everything went well, (did a fresh install of win7 first to make sure everything was kosher) ran the script to install user and program data on a separate hd. When I installed 8, ran script again hoping that I could eventually share my user and program data between 7 and 8, but for some reason only known by the Windows Gods, win7 saw (and ordered) my drives differently than win8. In other words, my big WD drive, which is my main content drive, is drive D: in 7, but for some reason, was ordered as drive G: in 8. Drive D is the host drive to all my user and program data in windows 7. Is there any way for me to point win8 to my user and program files to my D drive (thus sharing the folders for both OS's?) Would be really neat. Seems I'm replying to someone elses post, but I couldn''t find a way to post a new post. Sorry, I'm stupid. Please help!

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  2. #1552


    Hello wtf. Welcome to EightForums.

    Sorry. No one is considered stupid here. Some are more technically advanced than others. I've never heard of your technique myself. I'm not that savvy. If it's possible, perhaps because 8 involves the Modern (Metro) UI with Win32 taking 2nd in place? Desktop is now a portal to run win32 legacy programs. Much different than 7.
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  3. #1553


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by wtf View Post
    Hi all, noob to the forum, first post. Don't want to waste time with intros, but got a dilemma. Wanting to install 8 along side of 7 (dual boot from my ssd drive where only OS's reside) everything went well, (did a fresh install of win7 first to make sure everything was kosher) ran the script to install user and program data on a separate hd. When I installed 8, ran script again hoping that I could eventually share my user and program data between 7 and 8, but for some reason only known by the Windows Gods, win7 saw (and ordered) my drives differently than win8. In other words, my big WD drive, which is my main content drive, is drive D: in 7, but for some reason, was ordered as drive G: in 8. Drive D is the host drive to all my user and program data in windows 7. Is there any way for me to point win8 to my user and program files to my D drive (thus sharing the folders for both OS's?) Would be really neat. Seems I'm replying to someone elses post, but I couldn''t find a way to post a new post. Sorry, I'm stupid. Please help!
    Welcome to EF WTF.
    You may pick one of topic area and make new thread. Probably here, Installation & Setup or Customization
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  4. #1554


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,379
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums wtf. A Guy
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  5. #1555


    Kevin, you're not stupid at all. When you partition your hard drive, each partition thinks it owns the computer. Every OS will identify itself as "C" on its own hard drive, and assign other letters to the other OSs.
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  6. #1556


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Vince.
    That wasn't me, mate. I'm quoting WTF.
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  7. #1557


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums WTF.
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  8. #1558


    Posts : 5
    SuSE 12.2, Windows7, Windows8


    Thanks for the welcomes everyone, this is a great forum. And very cute dog, Guy!
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  9. #1559


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Hi all. I joined 8 Forums a few months ago, but haven't done much posting here. But now that I've installed the Windows 8 upgrade I will be a more frequent lurker here, as this a great place to find answers to all the questions I have in regard to learning about a new OS.
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  10. #1560


    Posts : 5
    SuSE 12.2, Windows7, Windows8


    Quick question, a bit off topic, but interesting - If I dual boot 7 and 8 from my same computer, can I use my MS Office suite in both? (i.e. only one license). I haven't tried, but surely I would need to perform 2 installations. Would this be a licensing issue with MS?
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