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    Alright, I recently set up my computer, but the drives are all out of order. C: is actually my backup, my optical drives are D: and E:, my system disk is F: and my other backup is G:

    How do I set the system disk to C:, the other HD's to D: and E: and the optical drives to F: and G:???

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    which Windows OS are you using?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    If you've installed a few programs, or have links to files, changing drive letters can be disasterous... File associations / links just fly out the window. Think carefully before you do it.

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    XP, and basically the only thing I have installed is 2 programs, the OS, and drivers right now.

    If I screw programs up, I am willing to delete and reinstall them, but gotta get these drives in the right order.

    But how do I do it...???

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    head into your Administrative tools: Control Panel >> Administrative tools.

    Computer Management is what you need to go into.

    in that, head down to disk management (under the storage group)

    here is where you can change them. Right click on the drive u want to change, "change drive letter and paths".

    There you go. :thumb:

    change your system drive to S:\ or something.
    that allows u to change your system (f:\) to C:\.

    do the same for the others and it should be sweet. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoric
    head into your Administrative tools: Control Panel >> Administrative tools.

    Computer Management is what you need to go into.

    in that, head down to disk management (under the storage group)

    here is where you can change them. Right click on the drive u want to change, "change drive letter and paths".

    There you go. :thumb:

    change your system drive to S:\ or something.
    that allows u to change your system (f:\) to C:\.

    do the same for the others and it should be sweet. :)
    I don't believe u can change the drive letter on the OS with the windows management tools. U need software like partition magic 7 to do so to an NTFS drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieVen
    I don't believe u can change the drive letter on the OS with the windows management tools. U need software like partition magic 7 to do so to an NTFS drive.
    you can (menu brought up with right-click):
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    when i try that, this is the msg i get...

    "Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume."

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    ya, you can't change the letter of it without seriously screwing up your windows install...but you should be able to change all the other drives
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    ah ok thanks for the clarification
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