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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 letter, OK.

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.

Reference: HOW 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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