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#1 drugo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:39

Hi

 

i have w8.1 installed on my primary ssd connected to the first sata

 

and i have another ssd with w7 connected to the second sata

 

 

under w8.1 ,which is the best way to hide w7 drive?

 

thanks




#2 Shiranui

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:58

Unmount it?



#3 Brad Bodnaruk

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:04

Rename or Label each drive windows 8.1 and windows 7, or , like previous poster said you could unmount it, or disable the win 7 ssd drive in device manager, it wont show up then and you can do the same under win 7, disable the win 8.1 ssd drive in device manager.



#4 zhangm

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:06

Run gpedit.msc as administrator. Find the following:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer > Hide these specified drives in My Computer. Enable and select the appropriate drive.

#5 OP drugo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:50

 
 

 

Unmount it?

hi

 

how can i do it?

thanks

Rename or Label each drive windows 8.1 and windows 7, or , like previous poster said you could unmount it, or disable the win 7 ssd drive in device manager, it wont show up then and you can do the same under win 7, disable the win 8.1 ssd drive in device manager.

 

 

Run gpedit.msc as administrator. Find the following:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer > Hide these specified drives in My Computer. Enable and select the appropriate drive.

 

hi

thanks i will try it , might you please post a screenshow?

 

 

 


#6 zhangm

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 13:48

hi
thanks i will try it , might you please post a screenshow?


You can launch gpedit.msc from the Start Screen by just typing it in and hitting CTRL + Shift + Enter, or right-clicking on the entry and hitting Run as Administrator. Here's what will come up.

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#7 OP drugo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 14:07

You can launch gpedit.msc from the Start Screen by just typing it in and hitting CTRL + Shift + Enter, or right-clicking on the entry and hitting Run as Administrator. Here's what will come up.

 

thanks a lot!

is this the best way to hide a drive to a windows 8.1?

 

may i ask you ?

i used to set the drive offline ,when i set offline does w8 disable this drive?

i mean i have never understood what does windows 8 or 7 does when i set a drive offline , i google but i did not find the right information



#8 _dandy_

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 14:26

*shudder*

 

I know this isn't the answer you're after, but personally, after doing it for well over a decade, I've abandoned the whole idea of multi-booting altogether.

 

If you're trying to hide the partition to prevent access (accidental or otherwise), use VMs and never look back.  Much more practical.



#9 Vince800

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 18:51

Windows Key + R > diskmgmt.msc > Right Click Drive or Partition You Want To Hide > "Change Drive Letter and Paths" > Remove

 

Changing group policy to hide the drives seems a bit pointless where you could reuse the letters in future if you want to.