Win7 x64 beta - lost C drive access

January 11, 2009 at 06:14:32
Specs: Vista, Amd X2/4GB
I can't find any area to post about Windows 7, but seeing as this kind of involves Vista I hope it's ok ;)

I've got a bit of a problem with the x64 Beta of Windows 7 which has got me stumped. When I tried previous builds (including the x86 version of the Beta) it installed fine on my second hard drive in my laptop (Drive E - I have partitions C: and D: on my main hard drive, which runs Windows Vista x86)

But when I install the x64 version of the Beta on Drive E, after Windows 7 boots (which it does fine) then the drive that Windows 7 is on shows in "Computer" as C: - my D: partition also shows up (and is correct) but my Vista drive does not show at all. Does anyone know a way around this? When I install 7, I just select Drive E to install on as normal, so not really doing anything differnt, except, of course, you can only install the x64 version by booting off of the DVD - whereas when I install the x86 version, I always start setup from within Windows.

If I could resolve this it would be great - I have no problem with installing 7 again if needs be. I should also mention that Vista still boots fine from C.

Thanks for any help

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January 11, 2009 at 13:43:59
I had the same problem and i fixed it.
in windows 7 type "computer management" in the search in the start menu
in computer management go to storage then disc management. in the list you should see all the partitions including the C: in which vista is installed. right click the C: and click "Change Drive Letter and Path." Click add and it will add a path to the C: drive and you should have access through windows 7 now. hope this helps.

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January 12, 2009 at 16:11:43
I would have to agree the owner of this site needs to open a forum up for windows 7 users.

Jim R

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