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Windows 7: Drive Letter F, A or B

19 Aug 2010   #1
idahosurge

Win7 Ult 64b
 
 
Drive Letter F, A or B

When I do a first time install of Win7 can I choose the drive letter for the DVD RW or will it default to F and I can not change it?

If I can change it is there any reason that I can not name it A or B?

Is there any reason that I can not name my extra hard drives A or B?

I will leave the OS drive at C.

Regards,

Rod


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19 Aug 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Rod,

Drive letters A and B are system reserved ones used for floppy drives (if present).
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19 Aug 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Yes , you can change it any time, using disk management (Right click on my computer icon, and select manage ).

For common drive letter assignments, you can see Drive letter assignment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , a nice article there, but it is not hard and fast to follow.
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19 Aug 2010   #4
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idahosurge View Post
If I can change it is there any reason that I can not name it A or B?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Rod,

Drive letters A and B are system reserved ones used for floppy drives (if present).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idahosurge View Post
Is there any reason that I can not name my extra hard drives A or B?

I will leave the OS drive at C.

Regards,

Rod
If however, floppy drives are not available nor ever will be.....
i.e. It's not locked as in XP
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19 Aug 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billynomates View Post






If however, floppy drives are not available nor ever will be.....
i.e. It's not locked as in XP



As this syetem has a FDD "A" is not available but "B" is, thanks for the info, never thought of it!
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Drive Letter F, A or B-b.jpg


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07 Aug 2012   #6
harryhill

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idahosurge View Post
When I do a first time install of Win7 can I choose the drive letter for the DVD RW or will it default to F and I can not change it?

If I can change it is there any reason that I can not name it A or B?

Is there any reason that I can not name my extra hard drives A or B?

I will leave the OS drive at C.

Regards,

Rod
I have an external drive (3 TB) with an A Drive letter. No problem. Months now.
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07 Aug 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

You can change non-OS drive letters in Disk Mgmt, but it's best to do it during install or reinstall so that nothing is yet linked to the drive: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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07 Aug 2012   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It's kind of obsolete now but the letters "A & B" were originally reserved for Floppy Drives FDD.
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