Local drive installed as 'F' not 'C'
Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:09 AM
Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:00 PM
You can't change the boot drive letter in XP when it's already installed. You will have to reinstall Windows again, I'm afraid.
Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:38 PM
However, this involves making changes to the registry & is not without risk, therefore I'm just going to point you to the relevant Microsoft article. Use it at your own risk....
Restoring system drive letter
Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:26 PM
For the most part, this [changing the boot drive letter] 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.
Therefore Microsoft's advice if you do need to do this is only to do it if Windows screws it up, and if you do change it, you are recommended to change it back to the original letter, in the OP's case, Drive F. The registry edit is quite dangerous and if something goes wrong, you'll have to reinstall anyway.
Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:48 PM
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