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Can a Win Xp installed as a "D" drive be operated as a "C" drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by saikee, May 11, 2009.

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  1. saikee

    saikee Thread Starter

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    I have a Xp Home installed in a logical partition. It was booted originally by a Dos primary partition operated as the "C" drive.

    What I have done is to move the Xp around in the logical partitions in the same disk or to another disk. It can be assigned to a different drive letter if it is not operating. However if I boot this Xp it will seize the drive "D" back again no matter where it is or how many other partitions between itself and the boot volume.

    I finally moved it to a primary partition and nuked all the other partitions it could recognize. The boot loader has been re-configured to run Xp as the sole operating system. It now operates happily as a "D" drive without a "C" in the system.

    Just wonder can the Drive letter be changed after installation or is there a lot of work involved. Not particularly bother with it as my prime objective is to see if I could move the M$ Windows between partitions and disks within the same computer. So far everything works except this stuborn drive letter business.
     
  2. bbearren

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    Lots of work in the registry...
     
  3. saikee

    saikee Thread Starter

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    bbearren,

    Thanks. Save me from wasting time on it.

    M$ seems to have changed this feature in Vista/Win7. A Vista or Win7 appears only boots to "C" only but the OSes can be placed anywhere.
     
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