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Windows 7: DRIVE LETTERS

05 May 2011   #1

windows 7 pro
 
 
DRIVE LETTERS

i have sata disk 640 Gb and ide disk 80 Gb...i have asus m2n.i will reinstall completly windos 7,...i want to have 2 partition on sata,and 1 partition on ide disk...I want my sata disk to have drive leters : :c and :d ,and my ide e:.....Now i have not god ,c: is system of windows,d: is of ide,and e : is assigned to second partition of sata.....


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05 May 2011   #2

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi, and welcome to the forums,,!!

Right-click computer > manage > diskmanagement > locate the drive then right-click again > follow options to driveletter > change the letter... Hope this helps.
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05 May 2011   #3

windows 7 pro
 
 

is that ok for system ,i am qurious,why this happen,after installation win 7 on first partition of sata drive ,it is assigned as c: ,but second partition gets e: ,and i want to be order ,first C: ,than d: ,and than e: to my ide drive....thx!
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05 May 2011   #4

win7
 
 

Follow SmurofNeves advice for changing drive letters but make sure you change the PRESENT drive D: to something like L: first. Then change your PRESENT E: to D: and lastly change L: to E: This is because you cannot have 2 drives with the same drive letter so you need to make letter "D" available first before switching another drive to it. You will probably be best doing a reboot following completion of the changes
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05 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

just leave it as it is. based on my experience. i had problems after changing back the drive letters the way i want them to be. see my posts.
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05 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

You cannot change System drive letters, but it isn't needed since Windows 7 will take C wherever it is installed, unless install is run from another OS holding C.

Data drives letters are interchangeable in Disk Mgmt using steps given.
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05 May 2011   #7

 
 

It can sometimes be problematic on an established installation, but for fresh installations where it's an essentially 'clean slate' - there is no harm.

It's one of the first things I do with a fresh installation, simply to avoid future conflicts.
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05 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neverall View Post
is that ok for system ,i am qurious,why this happen,after installation win 7 on first partition of sata drive ,it is assigned as c: ,but second partition gets e: ,and i want to be order ,first C: ,than d: ,and than e: to my ide drive....thx!
Windows assigns the drives based upon drive order. It basically ignores the partitions when it comes to the drive order.The first drive gets C, the second drive gets D and third third, if installed gets E. Normally you have to change the drive letters to set the order the way you want.
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06 May 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Another option is to go to Folder Options and under the View tab, uncheck "Show drive letters". Works for me.
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