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    How to change System Drive Letter

    I performed a clean reinstall of XP on my friend's computer, but Windows was installed on drive D instead of C. Is it possible to rename D to C, and if so how,and how would I go about moving system files from D to C?

    I realise the existing drive letters can be lived with, but I do all the "maintenance" on the computer, and just find having the OS on drive D confusing, having got so used to it being on C.

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards,
    Roy

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    In theory, its doable. I personally would not bother. Its far more work to do so manually than it would be to do a clean reinstall on the right drive. Even if you can move everything and get it to boot from C:, you may never find all the references to D: and will probably run into flakiness at some point.

    The following may be of some help:
    http://winhlp.com/node/71
    http://www.petri.co.il/change_system...windows_xp.htm
    Chuck

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    It should be doable from within XP's disk management.

    You would first have to change the current drive with the letter "C" to something else in order to free up that
    letter for the drive you intend to use it on.

    As Doc Brows points out there may be unforseen issues.

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