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yea i just installed windows on a new computer and it has HDD listed as drive I:.. how do I change it to drive C:?
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uninstall and reinstall it, this time without a bunch of crazy man stuff plugged media reader? you can change drive letters but you have to change all of the associations to that drive letter in the registry which will take much longer than uninstalling/reinstalling.
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Partition Magic 8 includes a Drivemapper which can change driveletters, and will also change the registry keys. Not sure if it can be done with a bootable drive though (assuming drive I:\\ is bootable).
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There's a 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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