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    How do you change drive letters?

    Windows on my computer is installed on local disk F how do i change that to C? C is not being used by anything else.

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    pull out your engraving pen and do it that way.............


    but if you change your drive letter, won't some of your applications get a little screwy?????

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    If it was any other directory (or at least something like a documents directory) then it's easy, but if you want to change drive letters for Windows you might as well reformat.

    Of course on OS X it's a very simple process, but no, Windows file arrangements are pure--never mind
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    The partition windows xp is on is called (F)

    Windows should be on (C)


    i don't know where it got that from

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    Next time turn off parse smilies
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    I'm trying to make a partition called backup but it always ends up being (c)

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    Originally posted by Dave22
    Windows should be on (C)
    Says who? I don't see any written laws stating Windows must be installed on a C drive. I have Windows on H; it doesn't really make a difference.
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    I don't think you can change the drive letter on hard drives and partitions.

    If you have two harddrives with two partitions each, tehy are asigned like this:
    c - first partition on master drive
    d - first partition on slave drive
    e - second partition on master drive
    f - second partition on slave drive

    If you install Windows on F then that's where windows is. There is probably some boot record and files on c, but the bulk of the OS is where you installed it.
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    Re: How do you change drive letters?

    Originally posted by Dave22
    Windows on my computer is installed on local disk F how do i change that to C? C is not being used by anything else.
    If you just want to RENAME ( in XP ) the drive then go to your control panel>administrative tools>computer management>Go to Storage and select Disk Management>right click on drive in window and you can rename it there!

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    try partition magic
    You are unique, just like everyone else.

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    I got windows on drive C now and my backup on drive F. Isn't windows usally on drice C? When it was on drive F when i installed programs they would always end up on drive C which was the backup partition yeah i know you can change where programs get installed but most all them are set to install on the C drive.

    I used partition magic to change them windows would not let me.

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    Windows never let you do anything smart.
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    Re: Re: How do you change drive letters?

    Originally posted by web docta
    If you just want to RENAME ( in XP ) the drive then go to your control panel>administrative tools>computer management>Go to Storage and select Disk Management>right click on drive in window and you can rename it there!
    Docta's ordas! Seriously though, that's how in 2k & XP. In 9x/ME, it's somewhere in the drive properties dialog (right click on the drive in explorer).

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    I never install windows on the C drive. All of my computers have windows installed on the X: drive..

    Why??

    Because immeditatly innoculate yourself against some poorly written spyware and worms...
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