Change D:\ to C:\

July 1, 2009 at 11:08:54
Specs: Windows XP, Core2 Duo 2.13 | 4GB DDR2
My latest windowz installation assigned D:\ as my default and not C:\ and I have a few programs that can't even install unless C:\ is the default.. Please help.. Some system files have even just installed themselves on the C:\ regardless.

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July 1, 2009 at 11:42:04
... if it was my machine I would start from scratch wipe and reinstall everythig to c:

... this may impact certain files(?)

How to change default installation directory in windows

... @ your own risk ... might be ok

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July 1, 2009 at 12:32:13
Wow i hate windows! why can't it be as easy as linux FTW

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July 1, 2009 at 12:51:04
You can not change the system drive letter. Doing so will render your system inaccessable.

mavis007 provided link is a good remedy if you don't want to install from scratch.

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July 1, 2009 at 13:03:12
i checked the link but that doesnt help... I only want to use C drive so that I can use the rest of the hdd for linux

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July 1, 2009 at 13:43:10
Drive letter are asigned by the Windows each and every time it boots. If you boot to some other operating system besides Windows, driver letters do not exist, only partitons which are numbered. C: D: makes no difference really. If an application insists on going on drive C: contact the developers and tell them to sort themselves out.

That is assuming that you are not just accepting the default as offered which is nearly always drive C: but can be changed by the user.


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July 1, 2009 at 15:10:27
If you are planning on a multiboot you should design the system as follows;

1st partition [c:] 125meg
2nd partition [d:] xp
3rd partition [e:] linux
4th partition [f:] common drive

Common drive is optional. 1st partition contains the boot loader files so if you screw up a boot you don't screw up an OS.

Though these days running your other OS's virtually is the way to go. Make the entire drive c: and host linux on ms virtual pc or vmware's product both of which are free downloads.

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