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    Reassigning drive letters (XP Pro)

    I believe it's easy in XP to permanently assign a user-selected (available) letter to the secondary HD. e.g. call it Z: instead of the default D: assignment. Is this correct? If so, I'd be doing this after a clean install of XP, when the secondary contained no data and the primary contained only one big C: partition.

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    Re: Reassigning drive letters (XP Pro)

    Thanks Leif. Seems straight forward enough. I presume the "Disk Management snap-in tool" is part of a standard install?

    Alan

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    Re: Reassigning drive letters (XP Pro)

    You assume correctly. You can get to it several ways, such as right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage, or by going to Start - Run and then entering diskmgmt.msc.
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    Re: Reassigning drive letters (XP Pro)

    Here's a sample screenshot I took. The only thing you have to remember is that for a drive such as a CD or Memory Stick reader with no media, you right click over at the left end of the device entry.

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    Re: Reassigning drive letters (XP Pro)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 30-Dec-05 10:33. Wouldn't ya know it!)</P>Thanks Al and Mark.
    Sounds like that aspect will be the least of my worries!

    Alan

    Edit - And after what seems like a lifetime of searching, guess what pops up the very day I install XP?:

    "Letter Assigner allows to assign any letter to any drive in the system ( with a few non-significant exceptions ). It gives the users of Microsoft

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