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How to change Drive D: to C:

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by eeter, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. eeter

    eeter Thread Starter

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    Hi

    When I formatted my main drive I mistakenly mapped to D:
    It is confusing the installation of some programs which expect it to be C:
    Any idea to how to change it?

    Thanks
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Welcome to TSG....

    The only way is to backup any important data and then re-install a clean install do drive C: and make sure that drive D: is formated during the install procedure and of course you will have to make sure the destination drive is set to install on C: drive/

    You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

    I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please use Internet Explorer to view this article

    Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP =
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353
     
  3. eeter

    eeter Thread Starter

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    Do I have to install it as a slave on another computer or the first part is enough?
     
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