Drive letter assignment on dual boot of two Win7 installs
Posted on 2011-10-17
I need to have have two copies of my Win7 install on the same harddrive, because one is slightly different than the other for testing purposes. However, one version is always the C drive and the other is always the D drive, no matter which one I boot into. I need to make it so whichever install is booted into appears as the C drive. How do I do this?
I must admit, I took a shortcut. After I got the first install done with everything I needed, for the second partition I installed the very minimum just to set up the boot records et al correctly. Then I copied the partition image from the first install over this partition so I could just make the mods necessary for the second one. This may be the cause of my problem, and I have to install and load the second partition from scratch and just duplicate all my previous effort, but I'm not sure and I really hope I don't to do all this extra work.
Is there any mods I can make to correct this issue? Or is there something else I can do? From what I've read on the internet, there are people out there with dual boots that both appear as the C drive when booted into.