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How to change System/Boot drive letter???pls help


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#1 Hareesh

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 01:56 PM

hi
pls help
presently my windows Xp sp2 is installed in drive E.
I want to apply a patch to a software......for security reasons
but the patch is only applicable to C which should be boot drive.........but my boot drive is E
wat can i do?
i just wanted to change drive litter from e to c, without reboot i'll apply patch, then i'll change it back to e!
can i use partition magic 8 for this purpose!!

please help!! reply to my doubts!!!!
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:23 PM

Instructions to change a drive letter here,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:42 PM

The only way that I know that a user can change a partition letter to C: when it is something else

a. Remove all other drives (other than 1 optical) and do a repair install (I've done this one).

b. Possibly remove all other drives and try the fixboot or bootcfg command (not tried, but it seems that it may work).

You need to remove all other drives to avoid the Windows letter assignment based on installation.

Note this line from link posted by FJB: "Changing the drive letter of the system volume or the boot volume is not a built-in feature of the Disk Management snap-in."

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:38 AM

Instructions to change a drive letter here,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844

This i had tried b4. but doesnt work on partition wid windows(boot partition)

The only way that I know that a user can change a partition letter to C: when it is something else

a. Remove all other drives (other than 1 optical) and do a repair install (I've done this one).

b. Possibly remove all other drives and try the fixboot or bootcfg command (not tried, but it seems that it may work).

You need to remove all other drives to avoid the Windows letter assignment based on installation.

Note this line from link posted by FJB: "Changing the drive letter of the system volume or the boot volume is not a built-in feature of the Disk Management snap-in."

Louis

cud u pls explain me what you mean!!
i think you r saying abot reformatting.
but i'm lookin for somway other than reformatting my computer.
i need any software or let it be manual steps......i dont want to reformat
pls reply
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:39 AM

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

More detailed suggestions, advice, info at Microsoft guidance: MS, XP Repair Install Procedures - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341/EN-US/

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