Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

25 Jul 2009   #1
fafner

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 Win7 setup.exe from a different hard drive and let Win7 install itself into its own partition. When I got to "My Computer" the Win7 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 Win7?

Thanks.

fafner


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jul 2009   #2
Manco

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #3
fafner

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


25 Jul 2009   #4
Manco

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #6
fafner

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #7
fafner

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #8
Manco

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #9
zigzag3143

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 Win7 setup.exe from a different hard drive and let Win7 install itself into its own partition. When I got to "My Computer" the Win7 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 Win7?

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2009   #10
fafner

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 Win7 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 Win7 installation automatically assigned letter "C" to the Win7 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to change drive letter for boot drive?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
changing one drive letter all 3 partitions change to that drive letter
sir, i have windows 7 desktop. there are some partition on it.but there is problem with these partition. All the three partition have the same drive letter.i attach a link showing the picture. all three partitions are dynamic , simple. if i open these drives only the contents of one drive are...
Hardware & Devices
Change letter of the boot drive or the system drive
Change letter of the boot drive or the system drive Under xp pro is possible but I haven't try under windows 7 64 bits. xp is possible according to How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows Do you know the procedure ?
General Discussion
Change the boot drive letter
Hello, I want to change the drive letter of the drive on which Windows 7 is installed. It is currently F:, and I want to change it to K: It is not possible from the Disk Management as I tried. Please help with this. Thankx for any help.
General Discussion
External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back
I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years) I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I...
Hardware & Devices
Change drive letter for presumable needed boot disk
Windows 7, 32 bit, 12 partitions on 3 hdd's, Windows 7 on C: When migrating to Windows 7 I first tried to update my Vista which I had used happily for 2 years. Installation went fine, but there were too many problems after. So I bought a new 1 GB hdd and installed Windows 7 there from...
Installation & Setup
How to change drive letter in XP when dual boot with 7?
In 7 everything is all right.7 is c: and the boot partition is hidden. But in XP the hidden partition is c: and visible.XP is d:,so some programs use default dir can't work.I tried disk management to change xp to c: but didn't succeed. Anyway to change the drive letters and hide the 100m...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App