View Full Version : Need to rename windows partition to C:
10-10-06, 09:46 PM
I got my new harddrive. I hooked it up then loaded up windows from my old hd, and I used DriveImage XLM to image windows over. Its all good except now my boot drive is labled "G", and when I tried to change it to C, it said you can't change the drive letter of your boot drive or windows partition.
Don't yell I'm heading to bed I haven't googled this yet, but thought I go a head and post. :)
10-10-06, 10:28 PM
How To Restore the System/Boot Drive Letter in Windows
This article describes how to change the system or boot drive letter in Windows. For the most part, this is not recommended, especially if the drive letter is the same as when Windows was installed. The only time that you may want to do this is when the drive letters get changed without any user intervention. This may happen when you break a mirror volume or there is a drive configuration change. This should be a rare occurrence and you should change the drive letters back to match the initial installation.
10-10-06, 10:30 PM
If everything is working fine I wouldn't recommend doing it. It'll end up being more trouble than it's worth.
However, a quick google search turned up this http://www.petri.co.il/change_system_drive_letter_in_windows_xp.htm
and the MS KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=223188
EDIT: Ahh! redduc beat me to it
10-10-06, 10:33 PM
Not to scare you, but when I tried the link from Microsoft above, I ended up not being able to boot into Windows at all. It's funny how we can't stand it when the root drive isn't C:. :-)
10-11-06, 04:04 AM
Well the problem is that 95% of all the shortcuts and links I have now don't work, as they are looking to the C drive...I'll give it a shot (after I back up my data).
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