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Changing Boot drive Letter

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by charliemb, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. charliemb

    charliemb Thread Starter

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    I was doing a new installation of XP home on a new hard drive, XP formatted the drive as F:\ and installed the boot sector there because a thumb drive was in the usb port (which it recognized as C:\). I wasn't paying that close of attention and I didn't realize XP would see that thumb drive as C:\. My question: is there any way to change the boot letter back to C: without reformatting the hard drive?
     
  2. Anthony:-P

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    Yes there is.
    Go to start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management > Storage > Disk management.
    Then right click on drive, and choose change drive letter / path
     
  3. charliemb

    charliemb Thread Starter

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    I tried that, you can only change the non-boot partitions.
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    To change the boot partition you have to re-install Windows as a clean installation, there is no other way.
     
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