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Dual boot Win7/Win 8 - Drive letter issues

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    Dual boot Win7/Win 8 - Drive letter issues


    I have an SSD drive with 2 partitions on it. 1st partition has Win 7 on it as drive letter C. 2nd Partition has Win 8 on it as Drive letter W. At 1 point in time if I booted to Win 8 the drive letter would dynamically change from drive letter W to Drive letter C and make Win 7 drive letter W. The revers was true if I booted to Win 7. Something has changed somewhere, where this dynamic drive letter changing is no longer working. When I boot to Win 8 the drive letter remains to be drive letter W & Win 7 is still drive C. This is causing problems when I'm booted to Win 8 with regard to installing & using apps while in Win 8 since the C drive is really the Win 7 system drive.

    How can I fix this to get back the dynamic flip flopping of drive C? I confess to being somewhat ignorant when dealing with this particular area of things.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Jim

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    How about posting a snip of your disk management.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 7/Windows 8 consumer preview


    I can't seem to be able to attach any thing here. When I get to the manage attachments window & click on browse all it does is blink the screen at me & that's it. Beets me? I put 1 out there yesterday in a different thread.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 7/Windows 8 consumer preview


    Here is the disk management screen shot you'd ask me for. I hope this helps. I'm still having real issues between win 7 & 8.

    Thanks for your help & have a great day.

    Jim

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Apr 2013 at 14:04. Reason: attached image
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You are very welcome. I thought maybe I would see something suspicious. But, your problem is beyond me. Don't know why the flip-flop would not occur.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    Windows 7/Windows 8 consumer preview


    This problem still persists for me. Can anyone out here help. I've tried rebuilding everything from scratch, but still no cigar!!
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