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Ok, is there a way to change the letter of the drive. For some reason it installed windows and made it the d:\\. Then it put my secondary HD as the C:\\ I would like to switch or change to a diffrent letter if possible, any help would be appriciated.
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You can do it with partition magic .
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post #3 of 12
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Ok, is there a way to change the letter of the drive. For some reason it installed windows and made it the d:\\. Then it put my secondary HD as the C:\\ I would like to switch or change to a diffrent letter if possible, any help would be appriciated.
Let me guess, the second hard drive is an IDE drive? If so,then nope.
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They are both NTFS. Is Partion Magic the only way to go?
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post #5 of 12
Windows can do it. Right-click on your My Computer icon and go down to "manage."
On the left under Storage click on Disk Management
On the right, right-click on the drive you want to change and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"
Select what you want it called.
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post #6 of 12
Cant change it though, it wont let you.
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post #7 of 12
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Windows cannot change the windows install path, for some reason it installed on the the letter d:\\ so does that mean I gota resinstall windows to get this to be on c?
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post #8 of 12
If you just installed Windows, you might as well reformat both drives and re-install it in the right drive.

Because they are NTFS partitions, Windows will not allow the root drive (C to have a letter change. In your case, Windows is not installed in the root.

Did you try changing the drives around? Are they set to be auto sensing instead of master/slave?
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post #9 of 12
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Urgh, damnit, ok guys Ill be back after another install *sobs*
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post #10 of 12
dude, you dont need to re install...try partition magic first, it CAN do it, it just gives a warning that before you change it, the system might not boot...so if youre thinking about installing again, might as well try partition magic first.
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