I have only C: and D: DVDRW on my laptop. When I inserted my USB flash drive it was Drive E:.
The flash drive was in GPT format because Rufus installation media had been on the disk. So I used diskpart to clean the disk and successfully converted it back to MBR. I then went to Disk Management and the disk showed unallocated space as expected after cleaning the disk. The former Drive letter E: was obviously not showing on the unallocated disk space but it was showing on the Disk button at the far left i.e Disk 1 Removable media drive E: . So I clicked on the unallocated space to create a new simple volume. The drive letter option that the New Simple Volume Wizard gave me was F: so I just took it and formatted etc.
After it had finished it showed the new volume was drive F: which is supposed to be not a fixed letter but a dynamic letter ..right? I thought if you took whatever letter the Simple Volume Wizard recommended that it would be a dynamic letter not fixed?
I took out the flash drive and reinserted it expecting to see that Windows would have dynamically assigned it with Drive E: because like I said I only have C: and D: This didn't happen, it has kept the drive letter F: I don't understand why?
Edited by sportsfan1, 10 January 2018 - 03:54 AM.