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Two "C" Drives... hmmm

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Hi there,

Right now i have two hard drives in my computer, one labeled C and another labeled E, both have operating systems on them. Currently i am running from the E drive. The thing is i would like drive E to be labeled drive C. That creates two problems

1. i already have a drive C
2. i cant change the letter of the drive that an OS is on, right?

I have thought up a solution, i could back up my data on, then take drive C out of my computer and then format drive E with a windows XP disc, doing a fresh install making it drive C (or i imagine that is how it would go). Then put the drive i took out back into my computer. But wait, that drive was labeled C and my other drive is now also labeled C, so two drive C?

Would this cause a problem? would my data still be accessible?

I would appreciate it if someone could help me with this question, or even provide another solution to my conundrum!

Edited by operation, 24 December 2008 - 08:08 AM.

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1) Drive E is your bootable drive. Drive C is simply another drive. This happens on occasion when installing XP.
2) Correct.

Take out the drive you don't want XP on, then wipe the other one, put a new copy on that. Then plug the other drive in and that'll come up as Drive E or Drive F.
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