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How to tell if a partition contains the XP OS?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:07 AM

Hope this is the correct forum.

 

I have a dual boot of XP and Win 7 and want to know which or if a partition has the XP.

 

By right clicking on a drive partition in Disk Management and then to 'Explore' shows some files.

 

 What in that Explore window would indicate If this partition contains the XP OS?  

 

Any help please = thanks.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:25 AM

Assuming we're talking about similar looking 32 bit installations, hover the mouse pointer over something like a system utility .exe file, say regedit.exe in the Windows folder, in the file properties dialog that pops up the File Version will start with 5.1 for XP and 6.1 for Win 7.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 12:18 PM

Thanks for that - I'll try it when I open that computer up.






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