I have an SSD drive with two partitions - one with Windows 8 installed, which I bought a few years ago and the other with windows 10 (upgraded from windows 7).

I have a problem with Windows 10. I want to try this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-update/automatic-repair-loop-on-start-on-windows-81/e3369ec8-e2a2-42de-9f1c-f043e812e4d9

However, I cannot remember whether windows 10 is installed on the C:\ or the F:. Is there a way I can find out? I have read a few questions on here were people recommend looking in: system32/license.txt, however that has not given anything away.

I have run the following DOS command whilst logged into windows 8:

Echo %windir%

This returns: c:\windows. Can I assume that Windows 10 is installed on the F:\ on that basis?

  • You should search not for the name of partition, but for its order. Each windows should call C:\\ the partition on which it is installed (at least on old windows system it was possible). The equivalent of Linux /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2, where sda1 is the 1st partition of the disk sda... Probably from the tools that allow you to resize the partitions and to do the defrag you can read it. You can use disk managment – Hastur May 28 '16 at 7:32
  • @Hastur, what do you mean by the order? – w0051977 May 28 '16 at 7:34
  • Go on start and write computer management in windows 7, disk management for windows 8... and start it. After a while it loads the situation of your HDD, with the relative partitions. [For order I meant number] – Hastur May 28 '16 at 7:45
  • @Hastur, I realise that. However, it does not tell you what version of windows is installed on each partition unless I am mistaken. – w0051977 May 28 '16 at 7:47
  • can you elaborate on the reasoning, why when you see c:\windows you assume windows 10 is on F? i'm not saying it is or it isn't,, just asking for your reasoning – barlop May 28 '16 at 9:58

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