outerbank Posted July 12, 2014 Report Share Posted July 12, 2014 I have a dual boot system with Win Xp on one drive and Win7 on another separate drive. A known problem when booting up into Win XP is that whatever restore points were created in the Win7 OS, they are deleted. There are a couple of solutions on the web describing how to prevent Win XP from deleting the Win7 restore points. The workaround solution appears on several websites, including a Microsoft website. This workaround was implemented on my computer. As noted by several postings on the web, the workaround doesn't always work. I can concur it doesn't work on my computer following the directions posted in the "Sevenforums" and Microsoft websites. Another suggested solution is to go into diskmgmt.msc to hide the Win7 volume from Win XP. That is, remove the drive letter for the Win7 volume. Never having performed this operation before, are there risks involved with doing this? It is recognized that when the driver letter for the Win7 volume is removed, this volume will not be accessible while in Win XP. I can't foresee having a need to access the Win7 volume while in Win XP. Win XP is still used because there are applicatons on this OS that are not Win7 compatible. Besides being unable to access the Win7 volume, are there any other shortcomings/risks making this change? Or, does anyone know of a different solution. Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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