To move harddrive from drive E to C and set as master drive,do I need to change files

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jenny2000

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My computer was my husband's previous model. When his hard disk in drive C had problem, he bought a new hard disk and installed it in drive E and set it as master drive.

Now I'd like to move the current hard disk from drive E to C and still set as master one, and buy another larger hard disk and install it as my second internal hard disk. (my current one is only 120GB)。I don't know whether I need to change any of the window files if I move the hard drive from E to C as the master drive. My window system is Window XP Pro SP2.


Thank you very much.
 
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Okay, lemme see if I can figure out how to do this again...
Ah okay I got it.

Right click on My Computer and go to "Manage". Now under "Storage" go to "Disk Management". And right click on the drive "(E: )" and go to "Change Drive Letter and Path", then click "change" and on the drop down box choose "C"...

I think that'll fix your problem, your asking how to change the letter right? So basically your C Drive isn't on your computer anymore right?

If I understand right, then that'll fix your problem. But im not so sure how to change it to the "master drive".

Well I kind of know how, but you'd have to format windows, delete the partition on both drives, create a partition on the drive you want, and install windows onto that one.

Im sorry, im kind of confused on your question. :p
 

jenny2000

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Thank you very much.

My situation: I have only one Hard drive installed with Window XP Pro SP2 (set as master drive), but displayed as drive E in "My Computer". If I insert a SanDisk mini cruzer in any of the USB slot, the mini cruzer becomes drive C.

Somtimes when I installed a new software and a drive C was required, I had to use the dos command
"subst c: e:\ " to point a virtual drive C to drive E.

I took your suggestion and tried to change the letter of the drive, but failed due to the warning:
"Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume."

Thank you very much.
 
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