How to Change Windows XP
Drive Letter Assignments
Last updated: 5/7/02
Q. How can one
change the drive letter assignments in Windows XP?
A. Login as the Administrator or
as a Member of the Administrators Group. Right-click My Computer, Manage, Computer
Management, Disk Management, right-click the drive, Change
Drive Letter and Paths, Change, Assign the following drive
If you want to change the letter on a drive which is already
assigned to another drive, you may have to assign an unused letter to the
other drive first. In other words, shuffle the drive letters around
until you have the desired combination. You may have to restart Windows
to complete an assignment before making another one. One cannot assign
a new letter to the boot partition/drive. Some programs reference the
drive letter of a CD-ROM drive etc. and will have to be reconfigured or reinstalled
if the drive letter is changed.
TO: Change Drive Letter Assignments in Windows XP (Q307844). Other
ways to accomplish this task and more info is available in the article.
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