Need help change local disk E: to C:

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by littlenlnga, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. littlenlnga

    littlenlnga New Member

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    Hello. How would i change my local disk E: to local disk C:? Help is greatly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 The Chicken Master Staff Member

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    I wouldn't change the local disk because then you'd have to change the target path lines all from E:\ to C:\ in order for your programs to work.

    But if you don't mind that just do this:

    Open Control Panel>Administrative Tools>computer Management then look on the left hand side and find Disk Management then right click on the drive you want to change and select Change Drive Letters and Paths. Once in that, select change and change the letter to the preferred letter.

    Note: If the letter you want is taken by another drive (the CD-R for instance), just change the CD-R drive letter first to something like Z:\ and then change the local directory. then, just change the CD-R drive letter back when your done.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  3. littlenlnga

    littlenlnga New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. It says "Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system or boot volume"
     
  4. cRABu

    cRABu New Member

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    use partition magic.
     
  5. tyttebøvs

    tyttebøvs New Member

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    As voyagerfan99 said, if you just change the driver letter without changing some paths in the registry, you won't even be able to boot up into windows again.

    And to have everything working good, a lot of paths must be changed, if your original installation points to e:
     
  6. royalmarine

    royalmarine New Member

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    the best way to do it is to put your windows cd in, turn off the computer.
    turn it back on and re-install windows.

    make sure you backup everything you want.

    kinda pointless as its just a letter...
    no real difference between the drive being called E or C.
     
  7. littlenlnga

    littlenlnga New Member

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    I know its just a letter.. but the letter E is preventing me from installing my hp officejet printer. When i install the hp officejet driver it stops installing and says " The system cannot find the path specified. File C:/Temp/HP_WebRelease"
     
  8. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 The Chicken Master Staff Member

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    Change the drive your installing the driver to. Simple as that. (when going through the install, instead of making it C:\, change it to E:\)
     
  9. littlenlnga

    littlenlnga New Member

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    It sounds simple but right when i start the program i press run and that error pops up.
     

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