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Old 3rd November 2005, 15:17   #1
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Hi,

My windows and boot files are on the D: letter.
Now usually i have it on my C: disk.

My question: If i change from D => C will it have any influence for my programs on my windows disk?
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how are you going to change the drive letter of your System drive
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how are you going to change the drive letter of your System drive
drivemanagment(my computer - managment) or with partitionmagic, y ?
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in short: you can't change driveletter of your SYSTEM and BOOT volume.
Drive Managment doesn't allow it; registry hacking is high risk and Part Magic doesn't support it AFAIK.
I settled for reinstalling my system without my USB Memory card reader attached

my Windows was on my "h:" drive letter
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you can't change the drive letetr of the windows/boot partition...
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nice post there piotke, albeit a bit short

edit: not bad either Maniak! (alterego @ shrimp?)
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drivemanagment will not change a drive letter of a systemdrive, maybe partitionmagic, but list time i tried that the system wouldn't boot

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I use/have Partitiion Magic; don't do it.

May try using DriveImage to backup the OS partition; move out whatever you have in current Drive C. From Drive Image DOS boot disk to restore O/S to C drive.
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in short: you can't change driveletter of your SYSTEM and BOOT volume.
Drive Managment doesn't allow it; registry hacking is high risk and Part Magic doesn't support it AFAIK.
I settled for reinstalling my system without my USB Memory card reader attached

my Windows was on my "h:" drive letter
Well mine is on D: because my second drive has changed all of his drive letters and was suddenly 'master' disk. So I didn't notice till i checked in windows .

Now i don't use C: anymore otherwise i get some installs on the wrong partition :grum:

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I use/have Partitiion Magic; don't do it.

May try using DriveImage to backup the OS partition; move out whatever you have in current Drive C. From Drive Image DOS boot disk to restore O/S to C drive.
Good idea

Going to do that.
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