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Windows 8.1 Pro 32bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit dual boot

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May 21, 2014 5:28:12 PM

Good DAy!

I recently configured my PC for dual boot.

Initially i only have a windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installed on my 120GB SSD and the 2TB HDD set as drive for data( video,music,etc). i have disk C (os) and D (data).

Then i partitioned my 2TB and installed windows 8.1 Pro 32Bit. now i have disk C(os), D(data), and E(os).

Basically, disks C and E swaps letters. Is it normal?

and when i boot to Windows 7 after using windows 8.1, it frequently performs disk checks which takes a long time
a c 518 $ Windows 7
a c 369 * Windows 8
May 21, 2014 5:37:57 PM

Whichever OS you boot from will see itself as the "C" drive.
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May 21, 2014 5:41:29 PM

USAFRet said:
Whichever OS you boot from will see itself as the "C" drive.


Okay. Sir, but when I boot to windows 7, after using windows 8.1, it performs a diskcheck (Frequently).
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a c 518 $ Windows 7
a c 369 * Windows 8
May 21, 2014 5:49:15 PM

famousken said:
USAFRet said:
Whichever OS you boot from will see itself as the "C" drive.


Okay. Sir, but when I boot to windows 7, after using windows 8.1, it performs a diskcheck (Frequently).


hmmm....
I have, on a single drive with 2 partitions, Win 7 and Win 8.1. Neither has problems with the other.
Each is its own C drive, and never a required diskcheck.

Let me think on this a bit. Or maybe someone else will chime in.
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May 21, 2014 5:51:17 PM

USAFRet said:

hmmm....
I have, on a single drive with 2 partitions, Win 7 and Win 8.1. Neither has problems with the other.
Each is its own C drive, and never a required diskcheck.

Let me think on this a bit. Or maybe someone else will chime in.


i have mine on separate drives.

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a c 518 $ Windows 7
a c 369 * Windows 8
May 21, 2014 5:54:43 PM

famousken said:
USAFRet said:

hmmm....
I have, on a single drive with 2 partitions, Win 7 and Win 8.1. Neither has problems with the other.
Each is its own C drive, and never a required diskcheck.

Let me think on this a bit. Or maybe someone else will chime in.


i have mine on separate drives.



Right. I've had that config in the past as well.
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