New Install XPx64 - Wrong HD letter

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by jvi, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. jvi

    jvi Guest


    I've just installed my copy of Xpx64, somehow I got the system HD set to G.
    I would like to change the letter as the usual C, but I can't.
    Does anyone know how to do it? On XPx(86) I used to Partition Magic, but
    apparently there's no x64 version.

    jvi, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management,
    select the partition > right click it > click "Change Drive Letter and Paths
    for G:
    Andre Da Costa, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. The system will not allow you to change drive letters on System Drives. The
    only way to work around this, is to detach all other drives from the system
    when installing and you will have the next available letter. Or If you start
    from an empty disk and carefully plan your installation scheme, you can have
    something arranged that fits your needs, but if there are multiple drives,
    it might be difficult. But a fresh install on a fresh HD will always give
    you a C:

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Feb 8, 2006
  4. jvi

    John Barnes Guest

    As Tony says, you can't change the system drive letters and your best
    solution is to live with the way it was set up. Remember to be careful when
    installing new programs as SOME default to C instead of the currently booted
    drive letter.
    John Barnes, Feb 8, 2006
  5. <SOME default to C. . .

    This is a good point, John. I've certainly noticed this myself - don't know
    when I would ever have found the need to tell anyone about it, though.

    Thanks, Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Feb 8, 2006
  6. jvi

    jvi Guest

    Ok, thanks guys. I think I will reinstall XP again.

    jvi, Feb 9, 2006
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