Win7 and Win10 Dual Boot Problem

Aug 12, 2016
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My hard disk has 5 partitions: C, D, E, F and G.
Windows 7 is installed on the first partition (C:).
I decided to dual boot and installed Windows 10 on
partition D: to get to know this new OS.

In Windows 7's 'File Explorer' Win7 is on C: and
Windows 10 is on D:.

But in Window's 10 'File Explorer' names changed.
D: became C:, E: became D:, F: became E: and
C: became G:. (The sizes and contents of the partitions
remain the same).

I used to dual boot Windows 2000 and Windows XP
but there was no change in the names of the partitions.

Is it possible for the names of the partitions in Windows 10
to be the same as in Windows 7?

(Sorry if my post is difficult to understand, English is
not my first language.)


Oct 2, 2014
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The boot drive will always show as C. Which ever version you boot to will always be on the C drive. As for the other partitions, I'm not certain why they'd change. As long as they aren't boot dives, I assume you could go into disk management in Windows 10, and change the drive letters for those. You just won't be able to change the Windows 10 drive letter in Windows 10. That would have to be C.

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