Dual Boot and Change Drive Letter

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Burger23, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Burger23

    Burger23 Guest

    As we know, when VISTA boots under a dual-boot system it assigns the boot
    system to Drive C- and the unused XP system to Drive D.

    I store my Data on drive D-- and under the dual-boot situation, that data
    must remain on drive D so the program files in either system can find it.

    The Disk Management under VISTA will not let you change the Drive letter of
    a system drive. So I can not change Drive D to Drive X (for XP).

    I know this can be done because I am able to do it now! I am running XP and
    VISTA RC-2 with no problem- I do not remember how I managed to switch the
    Driuve D letter when I did it last fall. Now it is time to do a clean install
    of the final version of VISTA.

    I have sewarched this Forum and read a lot of responses-- I tried EasyBGD
    but the new drive letter did not "stick" upon reboot.

    Any ideas??
     
    Burger23, Feb 28, 2007
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  2. Why don't you start the Vista clean install from within
    Windows XP? That will preserve XP's drive letter assignment.

    Gary VanderMolen
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Feb 28, 2007
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