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Windows 7: Swapping System Drive Letters in Dual Boot Setup

14 Dec 2011   #31
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just click Yes, it just means the drive letter will change when you restart your computer.

Windows won't change drive letters while the computer is being used.


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14 Dec 2011   #32
pjfarr

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I put the changes through and all is right again, although I have to admit I put it off for a couple hours due to nerves. I was reading too many contradicting things about changing drive letters of partitions with system files on them but finally bit the bullet.

Booted OS on C:\check.
Docs on D:\check.
Optical Drives on E:\ and F:\check.
Non-booted OS on W:\check.

Thank you, guys. Thank you, thank you. I appreciate the time you put into this.
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14 Dec 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

Good work.

It is a bit of a gray area because you almost always ruin your OS when you change it's drive letter, but W was not the true XP drive letter (C) but a placeholder letter for XP while booted into Win7.

What made it safe is SIW2 saying so because he is our teacher here.
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14 Dec 2011   #34
pjfarr

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What made it safe is SIW2 saying so because he is our teacher here.
Actually, it was the apparent confidence you had in that statement when you said it earlier that convinced me it was the way to go. Thanks again.
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14 Dec 2011   #35
gregrocker

 

You're most welcome. Glad to help.

I deleted my comment after SIW2 weighed in because he is the word here.
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14 Dec 2011   #36
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well done from me too, it's always nice to hear of a successful outcome.
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