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Windows XP Wrong Drive Letter


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Benchwarmer969

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I installed Vista (just to test it out), then a few weeks later, wanted to go back to XP. Here is where my trouble starts. I try to install XP on a C:/ drive (I have two partitions of my 80GB hard drive, 1 that vista was on that I want to install XP on, and one that has some backup stuff on it). When I go to select a drive to install XP on, it detects the Vista hard drive as E:/ and the backup as C:/. Is there any way to change it around?
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XP Setup by default takes the first partition it finds as Drive C, assuming it can write to it, and labels everything else accordingly. Setup isn't really very good at partition rearranging as its only job is to get XP going and not a lot else.
Therefore if you want XP on Drive C now, the only real solution is to clone the drive with Ghost or similiar and wipe the drive. This'll then let you do XP on C, but of course you'll have to sort out a new backup partition afterwards.
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Yeah, I figured that out. I just backed up and formatted both.
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