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Isolating Drives when dual booting

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Isolating Drives when dual booting

    My son is of an age where he wants to use the computer but I donít really want to just let him loose on the main PC as thereís lots of data on there that I donít want him to mess with.

    So this is my cunning plan. The machine has a spare drive and I intend to make the PC dual boot so that he can effectively have a new machine all to himself. Hereís the catch, I want to hide the other drives so that a) he canít see, update, delete any of the data and b) if he ends up getting a virus or malware Iím safe in knowing my data is inaccessible.

    I know I can hide the drives by removing their drive letter and have also toyed with setting the drives as offline in Disk Manager Ė question is will this give me the complete separation I want or would anything nasty be able to get access to my precious stuff?

    I will off cause be running suitable AV and Firewall in the new instance and have everything super important backed up a number of times elsewhereÖ.

    Thanks in advance for any help

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    Win 8.1 64bit

    If no reply here, you may want to post in this forum.
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  3. #3

    How about something like this: Download Windows Drive Hider - MajorGeeks or just use Bitlocker to lock the drive.
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