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how to install a software in e drive, my syst

March 15, 2011 at 19:44:33
Specs: Windows XP

my system has windows7 in my c drive and xp in my e drive. I have an old cd which can run on xp but not on 7. But whenever i install a software needed to run the cd , it gets installed in c drive ,not in e drive where my xp is. so i am unable to run the cd.

how can i install that software in e drive. while installing the software does not ask where it to be installed.


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#1
March 15, 2011 at 22:30:08

You have to have the computer boot into the XP drive, only you knows how you setup the 2 drives.

Here is how I get into my 2nd drive.

During boot, I toggle F8, if that takes me into Safe mode etc, I left it too late to toggle.


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#2
March 16, 2011 at 08:55:13

If your system is doul boot then before starting windows it ask for user choice which O/S to run at this time it does not know from where it boot then it run the boot.ini initially from c: drive then your choice O/S. If you want to run a softwere in XP from other than c:/ than install the softwere in same drive while installation it will ask for the destionation browese to the your choice.Be clear the softwere installed anywhere in your system will start from c:/ only because it need O/S help to start.

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#3
March 16, 2011 at 14:05:02

C drive is only relative to the booting the system All microsoft OS's boot from C:.

C is the first bootable partiton in the bios order.

So both W7 and XP boot to what it thinks is C

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#4
March 16, 2011 at 15:04:54

radiology1

We need to know whether you have the dual boot feature set upon on your system - do you have the choice of which operating system - Windows 7 or XP - to boot from when you boot the computer ?

"But whenever i install a software needed to run the cd ,...."

What software needed to run the CD ?

"....it gets installed in c drive ,not in e drive where my xp is. so i am unable to run the cd."

" how can i install that software in e drive. while installing the software does not ask where it to be installed."

Almost all software installations have a default choice or a Custom choice or similar, or you can often change the location of where it is installed from the default - e.g.change the drive letter to E at the beginning of the location.
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jefro

"All microsoft OS's boot from C:."

Not necessarily.

If 2000 or XP was installed when there were no other hard drive partitions Setup can detect as having previously been assigned a drive letter, Setup will assign C to the partition Windows itself is installed on.
However, if Setup DOES detect other hard drive partitions as having previously been assigned a drive letter, Setup will assign the first drive letter available alphabetically to the partition Windows itself is installed on, NOT C.
You can get around that at least two ways - either disconnect all other hard drives while running Setup if all the other drive partitions are on other drives, or use a third party "partition manipulation" program to HIDE all other hard drive partitions BEFORE you run Setup.

On the other hand, I found, for the first installation of Vista on a computer, that Vista's Setup assigns C to the partition Windows itself is installed on, regardless of whether it detects other hard drive partitions were already assigned a drive letter including C, at least it does when the other partitions were made in 2000 or XP. The same probably applies to Windows 7.

I haven't tried it yet, but I suspect when Vista's or Windows 7's Setup detects there is already one Vista or Windows 7 installation, it will assign D to the partition Windows itself is installed on, or the first available drive letter, for the second installation.

(Vista still sees partitions that were hidden by doing that with a third party "partition manipulation" program)

SO....

- if XP was installed first, if there were no other hard drive partitions Setup can detect as having previously been assigned a drive letter, Setup will assign C to the partition Windows itself is installed on.

- if you then were to install Vista (or, probably, Windows 7) Setup assigns C to the partition Vista's Windows itself is installed on.

When you boot XP, it sees it's Windows installation as being on C.
When you boot Vista, it sees it's Windows installation as being on C.
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If XP were installed after Windows 7 was installed, I suspect when you boot XP, it will NOT see it's Windows installation as being on C.



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#5
June 25, 2011 at 01:43:59

the best and simplest method is to use demon tools... lite version or pro.... juss mount the image... of .bin or .cue ur downloading will start .... its best... and dont use winiso... and burning and all. its very complicated......

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