How to rename C drive ( E now )

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medallion

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Never seen this one before, but its starting to cause problems with installing
certain freeware ( Kalendra for instance keeps looking for C ). XP Pro, although
I never see Pro mentioned anywhere ( except on installation CD ). Zip Drive somehow
got the C:/ and hard drive where XP is installed has been named E:/ . Question,
is there a way to rename each ( switch letters ) without causing problems with XP??

- M
 
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First of all, you can find out for sure if you are running XP Pro by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Properties. Your OS will be shown there on the General tab.

Doesn't look good. It's pretty simple to change drive letters for other drives in your computer (CD/Rom/Slave HDD Floppy, etc), but NOT the C:\ drive. The problem is your registry is all coded to he drive letter E:\ and there is no easy way to change that of which I am aware.

Raybro
 

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very odd...this is probably what you see when looking at computer,,this isnt always right and will sometimes differ than is whats shown in disk management.

You can try this but there is no guarantee
go to disk mangement and see what is says if not shoing correct...try to rename your xp to C
if it fights you then go to device mgr and disable the and zip drive and cd drive.
Now go back to disk mgt and try to rename xp your C.
No go back to device mgr and re enable the hardware again.

Now go try some of your applications to see if windows made the changes and fixed all your internal links.......a dead background image is a sign of internal link troubles..

Your next course of action would be to start over.
 
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Windows will not let you change the drive letter on which it is installed. There are ways around that, but they are rather complicated.
 
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