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  • From Windows 7 "Right-Click" on the Vista partition and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths". On the next window choose "Add" then select a drive letter to assign to the partition.
    • Proposed as answer by Duduman Friday, January 16, 2009 2:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by Marais van Zyl Friday, January 16, 2009 3:40 PM
    Friday, January 16, 2009 1:47 PM

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  • From Windows 7 "Right-Click" on the Vista partition and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths". On the next window choose "Add" then select a drive letter to assign to the partition.
    • Proposed as answer by Duduman Friday, January 16, 2009 2:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by Marais van Zyl Friday, January 16, 2009 3:40 PM
    Friday, January 16, 2009 1:47 PM
  • Thanks, but I suppose that this will be fixed in the final release so that it will correctly assign the drive letter.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 3:42 PM
  • I believe that this is done by design. If you did not have Vista installed on the other drive, it would have automatically had a drive letter.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 3:48 PM
  • You will need to assign a drive letter to your Vista drive in order for Windows 7 to see it. I believe this is now by default. The idea is to prevent clutter in Windows Explorer. Yopu may also have noticed, if you have a card reader that the reader drives also are not displayed in Windows Explorer (although they are displayed in Computer). Again this is by default. The only time the reader drives become visible is when the drive is actually in use, i.e., when you insert a card in the reader.

    John Barnett - Windows XP Associate Expert; Windows Desktop Experience. - Web: http://www.winuser.co.uk; Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org; Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    Friday, January 16, 2009 3:51 PM
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  • Be disgn -mmm... Ok, but the thing I don't understand is. I can't access the drive if it hasn't got a drive letter assigned. With regards to card readers, it sounds great, but for me it doesn't really work for HDD's. I suppose I should just get used to it...

    Thanks guys!
    Friday, January 16, 2009 3:54 PM