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How do i change my hard drive letter to c: as opposed to the I: it is now....it gets irritating having to change the defaults everytime i install something
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1. Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
3. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then click Disk Management in the left pane.
4. Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or the volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
5. Click Change.
6. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.
7. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter change.

One thing though... if this drive is the one you boot from then you might get an error message saying "Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume."
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Or goto start -> reight click my computer -> Manage -> disk management

dont know if you can rename the windows drive that way though
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There's another way but do it at your own risk as you will be fiddling with the registry !

2. Log on as an Administrator.
3. Start Regedt32.exe.
4. Go to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\MountedDevices
5. Click MountedDevices.
6. On the Security menu, click Permissions.
7. Verify that Administrators have full control. Change this back when you are finished with these steps.
8. Quit Regedt32.exe, and then start Regedit.exe.
9. Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\MountedDevices
10. Find the drive letter you want to change to (new). Look for "\\DosDevices\\C:".
11. Right-click \\DosDevices\\C:, and then click Rename. Note You must use Regedit instead of Regedt32 to rename this registry key.
12. Rename it to an unused drive letter "\\DosDevices\\Z:". This frees up drive letter C.
13. Find the drive letter you want changed. Look for "\\DosDevices\\D:".
14. Right-click \\DosDevices\\D:, and then click Rename.
15. Rename it to the appropriate (new) drive letter "\\DosDevices\\C:".
16. Click the value for \\DosDevices\\Z:, click Rename, and then name it back to "\\DosDevices\\D:".
17. Quit Regedit, and then start Regedt32.
18. Change the permissions back to the previous setting for Administrators (this should probably be Read Only).
19. Restart the computer.
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