Flatland_Spider wrote:If you want share the files between the two, you should get a second machine to install Win8 on, use a virtual machine, or setup a fat32 partition, since fat32 doesn't have any permissions. Windows versions don't play well with each other, and it's like putting two cats who don't know each other into a small room.
Ryu Connor wrote:Just attach the User group to the folders in question (with read & execute or modify).
No need to do anything more drastic than that.
onlysublime wrote:yeah, I was hoping I could get away with it because I didn't want to have to go through all that work and learn how to do a virtual machine.
LaChupacabra wrote:As long as you are an administrator on the Windows 7 machine you should be able to take ownership of the files and manually reassign permissions. Follow this technet article for taking ownsership:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 53659.aspx
To reassign permissions follow this technet article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 54344.aspx
The easiest way to do it is to assign whatever user needs access to the files Full Control. Windows will then push those permissions down to any sub folders within the folder you are changing permissions on. The only thing to note is it is not a good idea to go to C: and assign yourself full control of every file on the system. This could cause some serious security risks if you get infected with a virus. As long as you are doing it within your user data it's generally no big deal
Flatland_Spider wrote:onlysublime wrote:yeah, I was hoping I could get away with it because I didn't want to have to go through all that work and learn how to do a virtual machine.
If you can dual boot Windows, you can setup a virtual machine. The software is pretty simple now. The hardest part is installing the OS you want to play with.
onlysublime wrote:Now what I'm curious about is can I assign multiple owners to these folders? And if so, can I create a group with the below accounts and just manage 1 group or do I have to do the accounts separately?
Right now, under the group or user names in Windows 7, I see this:
Patrick (PhenomII940-PC\Patrick) <- this one is me as the admin in Windows 7
I have no clue on what those other accounts are. I don't know which is Windows 8. Under Windows 8, I only created 1 user so I'm not sure why I would see 3 account unknown. And when I view users under Windows 8, I see multiple account unknowns (forgot if they're the same as above because right now I'm in Windows 7).
onlysublime wrote:dual booting Windows was kind of a nightmare for me way back when. I'd configure my system perfectly for both Windows in a dual boot scenario. But then if I need to blow out one of the Windows configurations, it somehow ended up messing up both setups. I ended up not wanting to touch my system or delete anything out of fear of messing up the other configuration.
onlysublime wrote:I think I tried VirtualBox awhile ago. And it was kind of a nightmare. I couldn't get a lot of drivers to work. Lots of my games wouldn't work. etc.
onlysublime wrote:I went back to see the accounts/names under the folder. In addition to the 5 aforementioned ones, there are 2 others:
Now, for creating a group in Windows 7, I would type in S-1-5-21-2308882977-1377969599-1500683864-1005 as a user? and then follow up by copying the others into the group as well? And would this mean when I'm in Windows 8, everything is fine?
And once you guys help me learn more about users, permissions, etc... My next question is, what do I have to do to set up a virtual machine? Do I have to change any BIOS settings, do any strange partitions, etc.? I remember some virtualization options being disabled in the BIOS. Are the virtualization options for the virtual machine setup? And is the speed/performance of a virtual machine the same as a regular installation? I just didn't want to open a can of worms in learning how to do a virtual machine setup. People with years of experience are always saying it's so easy. But then you try it and something goes wrong and they say, oh, you forgot to allocate enough memory. or oh, you need to partition this. or oh, you need to set these settings in the BIOS etc. etc.
I think I tried VirtualBox awhile ago. And it was kind of a nightmare. I couldn't get a lot of drivers to work. Lots of my games wouldn't work. etc.
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