View Full Version : Arranging drive letters

07-25-2006, 01:03 PM
I have 3 partitions and some free spaces, so i delete a partition, then using the Windows Xp setup, i created two partitions, and selected one of the newly created partition to be installed with Xp. After installing, i found out that my Windows is installed in drive F (previously it's in C), and the other drives move up, the cd drive from drive E to drive D...

So how can i make changes to the assigned drive letters? (i'm more used to have C as windows drive)

In the future, how can i let Windows know that the partition i will create will be drive C?

07-26-2006, 03:17 AM
Go to the Control Panel, and in the Category View, go to Performance and Maintenance. Click Administrative Tools. Open Computer Management. Go down to Disk Management. Right-click your drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Change and select a drive letter.

07-26-2006, 06:09 PM
Except I doubt you can do that on the system drive where Windows is installed.

I've seen that problem before, as weird as it sounds, when you see that in the Windows setup after creating the partitions, you need to exit out of the setup, reboot the computer and load setup again. This time it will assign the first partition to C: and not some other device. After you create the partitions in the setup program it should tell you what drive letter it is going to be.

There might be a more elegant solution but this is just what I've seen.