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Windows 7: Change drive letters


27 Mar 2011   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Change drive letters

I have a dual boot system for Vista & Win 7. Each OS has their own hard disk drive. I unplugged the Vista drive while installing Win 7.
In Vista the drive letters for Win 7 HD are J:, K:, M:, and N: when I boot into Win 7
the drive letters are F:, D:, C:, and E:. (M: becomes C

I tried to change the letters to J, K, & N with partition tool but those letters are not made available. Do I need unplug the Vista drive and change the letters with only Win 7 running.

I want to use files in these partitions from both Vista and Win 7 for the time being but if the letters are different I run into a problem. Any ideas.

Thanks

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27 Mar 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Change, add, or remove a drive letter

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Mar 2011   #3

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I tried changing drive letters but J, K, and N are not on the list of letters I can use.
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27 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Barrie,

Did you do this from within Vista where those are the drive letters?
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27 Mar 2011   #5

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Sorry, my own stupidity. Letters J, K, N, were assigned to DVD drives and a USB drive. These drives don't show up in partition software. All is well. Thank you all. Now I can re-assign my user files.
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27 Mar 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Barrie. I'm glad that we could help.
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