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Windows 7: Can't Assign new drive letter to Windows 7 Partion

04 Apr 2010   #1

 
Can't Assign new drive letter to Windows 7 Partion

Hello guys

I recently reinstalled Windows 7, but not on my C: drive, but on my P: Drive. I now wanna change the drive letter of my 7 install.
But i cant do it via Disk Management as i get the error "The parameter is incorrect"

Any other way to change it?


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04 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Don`t change the drive letter after you install Windows 7 or any os for that matter.
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04 Apr 2010   #3

 

Well i find it kinda irritating not having it listed as the first partion in computer, but having it listed as the 7th partion
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04 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Did you already have other things taking up the first six letters?

It should still be right next to your C drive, it`s just named P.

Wait a minute that`s 13 letters.
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04 Apr 2010   #5

 

Yes i had
My old Windows 7 install was on the C: Drive, which i first deleted after installing the new windows 7 on my P: drive (i had some things to transfer etc.)
The drive letter C: is Not in use at the moment
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04 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hello guys

I recently reinstalled Windows 7, but not on my C: drive, but on my P: Drive. I now wanna change the drive letter of my 7 install.
But i cant do it via Disk Management as i get the error "The parameter is incorrect"

Any other way to change it?
Is windows 7 working for you?
Any big issues or problems?

If you're answering that it's ok... see my tagline.
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04 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Yes i had
My old Windows 7 install was on the C: Drive, which i first deleted after installing the new windows 7 on my P: drive (i had some things to transfer etc.)
The drive letter C: is Not in use at the moment

OK now that`s really strange, you deleted it during the install and it is now not named C: ???
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04 Apr 2010   #8

 

No I deleted i after install After i transfered my file from the old Windows 7 install to the new one

Quote:
Is windows 7 working for you?
Any big issues or problems?

If you're answering that it's ok... see my tagline.
It's working perfectly for me, no other problems than just this one
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05 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

That explains it.
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05 Apr 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Windows won't let you change the drive letter of the partition it is installed too. Most of your installed programs and even windows itself will be tied to the drive letter when they were installed. Change it and the path gets messed up and you break things. If you did manage to change it you would likely end up with a BSOD instead of a Loading Windows screen. You can hide the drive letters if you wish. Then it will sort alphabetically. I've turned them off on my system and like it that way.
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