Help plz

i am using dual boot systems windows 7 64 bit and and windows xp sp3 32 bit in different partitions
i noticed that windows 7 changes the system partition of it to (c) every time it loads so is there any way to stop that and also alot of things in the partition of windows xp i cant access whiles using windows 7
help me plz and thanks :)
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  1. No, you can't not change the drive. By default all OS are installed on C:\, independent if the installation programm show you another letter in the installation process.
  2. "alot of things in the partition of windows xp i cant access whiles using windows 7"
    From that I assume you can see the XP partition, to access your data files in XP you may need to take ownership as administrator, programs installed on XP can not be accessed and must be reinstalled in W7.
  3. Since you have Windows 7, have you tried the XP virtualization tool?
  4. Jonmor68 said:
    "alot of things in the partition of windows xp i cant access whiles using windows 7"
    From that I assume you can see the XP partition, to access your data files in XP you may need to take ownership as administrator, programs installed on XP can not be accessed and must be reinstalled in W7.

    i am not talking about the programs in program files i meant files like downloads in documents and settings
    is there any way to control all the xp partition and thanks for ur reply
  5. imapc said:
    Since you have Windows 7, have you tried the XP virtualization tool?


    no i didnt yet
  6. As imapc mentioned above, go here to download Microsoft's Virtual PC and the installer for Windows XP Mode.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    Only in very rare cases should anyone actually NEED to dual boot 7 and XP.
  7. The_Prophecy said:
    As imapc mentioned above, go here to download Microsoft's Virtual PC and the installer for Windows XP Mode.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    Only in very rare cases should anyone actually NEED to dual boot 7 and XP.

    yes i know i just wanted to try windows 7 but now i think its complicated
  8. have u taken ownership of the windows xp partition?
  9. islamthebest2000 said:
    yes i know i just wanted to try windows 7 but now i think its complicated



    Sir - I believe you are making it more complicated than it needs to be. You are running two OSs - Each of these will name itself 'C', because that is the default. This harms nothing, and is merely a function of which one you happen to be using at the time.


    If you want to access the XP drive from 7, right click it and take ownership in it's properties.

    Done
  10. Scotteq said:
    Sir - I believe you are making it more complicated than it needs to be. You are running two OSs - Each of these will name itself 'C', because that is the default. This harms nothing, and is merely a function of which one you happen to be using at the time.


    If you want to access the XP drive from 7, right click it and take ownership in it's properties.

    Done


    i pressed right click and then i went to security and choosed group ( every one ) and permission every 1 and owners is the adminstrator name in the 2 systems
    but after i did that still when i try to open some folders the following message appears for me : u dont currently have permission
    so and idea what to do again
    and thanx for ur time
  11. (1) In XP - Mark the drive as shareable

    (2) In 7 - Take ownership.
  12. Scotteq said:
    (1) In XP - Mark the drive as shareable

    (2) In 7 - Take ownership.


    the driver shareable ?
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