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    I have 4 hard drives on my system. On one of the hard drives I have the OS and Programs on separate partitions. On windows XP I had they were named C and D. When I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64 bit the drive letter assignments were scrambled. C remained the same, D was named G. When I change G to D and restarted, the programs on that partition no longer work. I guess I assumed the links would be fixed by the OS. Does anyone know of a way to make this change work?
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    Did you change the drive letters using Disk Manager?? This would be the appropriate way to change drive letters. With a dual boot system the active OS assumes the C drive, with the inactive OS assuming the other.
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    Yes I did. When I rebooted the programs were not working.
    I am not dual booting at this time.

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    Windows 7 automatically names any existing SystemDrive to D:\ - although that is no widely publicised. That means, before your installing the dual boot, your data drive should have been ernamed to some other letter than D:\.

    When you say you are not dual booting, have you completely removed the Win7 install from your system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Wagner View Post
    Windows 7 automatically names any existing SystemDrive to D:\ - although that is no widely publicised. That means, before your installing the dual boot, your data drive should have been ernamed to some other letter than D:\.

    When you say you are not dual booting, have you completely removed the Win7 install from your system?
    I agree, before reinstalling Win 7, rename all other drives (or Partitions) to a higher drive letter, i.e. M, N, O, P, etc. Leave the XP on the C drive. When you reinstall windows on one of your empty partitions it should name itself D, although if this does not happen you can rename it D. Doing this should automatically set up your boot manager so when you boot it should ask which OS you want to run. When these 2 OS's are coexisting properly you can always rename your other drives back to lower numbers as appropriate.
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