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

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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
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  1. Whichever OS you boot from will see itself as the "C" drive.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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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    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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