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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bob, May 16, 2010.

  1. bob

    bob Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    My windows is found installed at F: drive, can I change it back to C: ?

    thanks
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "bob" <bobby@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:#WRLeLW9KHA.3276@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > My windows is found installed at F: drive, can I change it back to C: ?
    >
    > thanks


    Sorry, you can't.
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    If it was installed to F: the only way to "move it to C:" is to Install
    it to C:. Perhaps you had some removable drives connected during the
    install? Unplug them this time when you reinstall.

    bob wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > My windows is found installed at F: drive, can I change it back to C: ?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >
     
  4. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    if windows was installed
    to drive f

    and windows is functional
    at this time

    then you cannot change
    the drive letter without
    loosing the functionality
    of the o.s.

    you see when you installed
    the o.s. to the f drive,

    all the system files were
    encoded to operate from
    the drive f.

    further if you have installed
    third party programs in
    the o.s. then they have been
    encoded to function from
    the drive f.

    unfortunately, if you do want
    drive c as the default drive for
    the o.s.

    then you will have to reinstall
    the o.s. and ensure you
    pick drive c.

    in my opinion leave well
    enough alone.

    however, it does seem odd
    that you had a drive f to
    pick during installation.

    ~db

    "bob" <bobby@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:#WRLeLW9KHA.3276@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > My windows is found installed at F: drive, can I change it back to C: ?
    >
    > thanks
    >
     
  5. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    bob wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > My windows is found installed at F: drive, can I change it back to C: ?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >



    Only by re-installing it from scratch, onto the correct drive/partition.


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  6. mendmycomputer

    mendmycomputer Flightless Bird

    You will find that if you have a memorycard reader built in your system
    this is how you have got in this position.You need to disconnect it from
    your motherboard,do the install of windows and then plug it back in.
     

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