Changing drive letters, help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by pierce, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. pierce

    pierce Guest

    I have on c:\ IDE harddisk and on D:\ and E:\ SATA harddisk. Vista have been
    installed on D:\, though I want it to be on C:\ and SATA,
    in others word:

    C and D on SATA and E og IDE harddisk....

    using disk management didn't help me...
    pierce, Jul 30, 2007
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  2. pierce

    Paul Randall Guest

    I think this can be done, but its not real easy. The problem is that you
    may have shortcuts on your system that now point to drive D that you want to
    point to you the C drive after you make it C.

    1. disconnect all drives except the drive you want to be C: and reformat it
    (you will lose everything, so back up what you want first). Install Vista.
    2. plug in the drive you want to be D: and reboot, verifying that it is seen
    as D: in Vista. Make sure that the boot order in the BIOS has the C: drive
    having priority over the D: drive.
    3. Plug in the drive you want to be E: and reboot, verifying that it is seen
    as E: in Vista. Make sure the boot order is C:, D:, E:.
    Note that any shortcuts on D: or E: that previously pointed to a different
    physical drive need to be fixed too.
    Note too that Boot.ini types of files my now point to different drives than
    they had previously too.

    -Paul Randall
    Paul Randall, Jul 31, 2007
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