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Windows 7: How to change drive letter for boot drive?

25 Jul 2009   #1

Windows Vista and Windows 7
 
 
How to change drive letter for boot drive?

I deleted my existing OS then created two new partitions on the same drive. Then I installed Vista on one partition and that partition was properly named "c" as ususal. Then I started Windows 7 setup.exe from a different hard drive and let Windows 7 install itself into its own partition. When I got to "My Computer" the Windows 7 partition was labelled as "I" instead of the expected "C" which had never happend before when I did the same thing.

Does anyone know a save way to label the Win 7 drive as "C" while in Windows 7?

Thanks.

fafner


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25 Jul 2009   #2

W7 7100
 
 

In the search box, type "Computer Management". From iwithin computer management select disk management and you will see the ability to change drive letters. I don't know if this might mess up your ability to boot though.
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25 Jul 2009   #3

Windows Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manco View Post
In the search box, type "Computer Management". From iwithin computer management select disk management and you will see the ability to change drive letters. I don't know if this might mess up your ability to boot though.

Thanks. I tried this and it said "Parameter is incorrect"

fafner
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25 Jul 2009   #4

W7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fafner View Post
Thanks. I tried this and it said "Parameter is incorrect"

fafner
At which step did it give you parameter incorrect? Did you get the "Computer Management" App started ok? Did it happen when you tried to change the drive letter?
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25 Jul 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

try it again and make sure it is spelled correctly. also we could use your system specs

Ken
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25 Jul 2009   #6

Windows Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manco View Post
At which step did it give you parameter incorrect? Did you get the "Computer Management" App started ok? Did it happen when you tried to change the drive letter?
It happened after I entered C as the letter that I wanted to change the drive letter to. No problem getting into CM or selecting the "change drive letter option for the partition.

fafner
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25 Jul 2009   #7

Windows Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
try it again and make sure it is spelled correctly. also we could use your system specs

Ken
System specs added. Make sure what is spelled correctly?

fafner
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25 Jul 2009   #8

W7 7100
 
 

can you provide a screen shot of the drive management screen so we can see all the drives and partitions you have in your system?
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25 Jul 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fafner View Post
I deleted my existing OS then created two new partitions on the same drive. Then I installed Vista on one partition and that partition was properly named "c" as ususal. Then I started Windows 7 setup.exe from a different hard drive and let Windows 7 install itself into its own partition. When I got to "My Computer" the Windows 7 partition was labelled as "I" instead of the expected "C" which had never happend before when I did the same thing.

Does anyone know a save way to label the Win 7 drive as "C" while in Windows 7?

Thanks.

fafner
Lets try this again. in vista drive labeled C:, after win 7 install drive letter changed. If you cange it back by just changing the drive letter you are going to give yourself grief. Vista programs will be looking for C (vista c) and will find win 7 (c not good why do you want to change the letter to C?

Ken
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25 Jul 2009   #10

Windows Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Whether I am in Vista or Windows 7, the partition containing Vista is labelled as "C" and the partition containing Windows 7 is labelled as "I" and the other 5 drives are simply storage drives with their own labels. The boot files etc are on the "I" drive. When I had done the same thing other times, the Windows 7 installation automatically assigned letter "C" to the Windows 7 partition and changed the Vista label to something else. I simply want "C" to be the partition containing the OS I am in for simplicity and continuity purposes. I don't want to have to remember that Windows 7 is on "I" I hope that clarifiles my situatioin. Thanks again for your comments.

fafner
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