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Change partition letter to the default letter

Q: Change partition letter to the default letter

I have got HD 40 GB, I have partitioned it to many partitions some of them NTFS and other Fat32.

I installed XP and 2003, each one on a different partition (not same partition).

Letter for partition is changed to D for Win2003, and F for XP.

I tried to changed (Right Click My Computer->Manage->Disk Management ) the partition letter for XP (From F->E) while I was logging to Win2003 , I could not.

I tried to changed (Right Click My Computer->Manage->Disk Management ) the partition letter for 2003 (From D->C) while I was logging to XP , I could not.

Message that I received:

“Can not modify the drive letter of your system or boot volume”

Can I change the partition letter ? How ?

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A: Change partition letter to the default letter

No, you can't change the drive letter of a Windows installation after it's installed.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-partition-letter-to-the-default-letter.428634/
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A:Solved: renaming extended partition drive letter to another letter...plz help

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . then Disk Management . .

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Hello Stevie,

To be safe, you should create a restore point before doing this in case you make a mistake and need to use it to do a system restore.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

1. If the K letter is not being used by another internal drive, then you can open regedit and navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
2. In the left pane, Take ownership (step 2 in Option Two of METHOD TWO) of the registry key MountedDevices and "Allow" yourself "Full Control" of it as well.

3. In the right pane of MountedDevices, right click on \DosDevices\K: and click on Delete and OK.

4. Restart the computer to apply. You should now be able to change the second hard drive letter to K.



Hope this helps,
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I have never been able to change an OS to another letter without bricking the OS. The only tutorials for doing so make it clear it is only if the OS letter has slipped.

What I would do is save externally a backup image of Win7 using an imaging software that will allow you to select where to reimage, such as Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Free Download or Macrium Reflect.

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Whata drive letter would you like win 7 to have? and vista??

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Hi
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A:[SOLVED] Change drive letter on system partition

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A:Changed Win8 drive letter after partition change in EaseUS

Phew, found a solution myself:

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First thing you're going to do is fill in the specs of the desktop whose snips you are showing us.

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To find out why the preferred letter is not available. Type disk management in the search bar on the start menu and select "create and format hard disk partitions". Look to see if the letter you want to use is already in use. If it is you will have to change it first.

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A:Partition without a drive letter

The little partition was most likely the "System Recovery" partition that came with the already installed software setup when she bought the PC.

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You could try using DiskPart.

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A:Can't assign letter to a partition

Looks like you have another drive that has either no letter or it is unallocated space.
The partition after the 100MB system Reserve partition.

I have seen this before with AHCI enabled. All the drives get mixed up for some reason.
That 100MB sys reserve partition that is on your drive 1 should also be on drive physical the OS is installed to. But your OS is installed to a partition on what is called drive 0 (zero). But that drive is not the first drive in the system (the drive connected to SATA port 1.

What you have here is a mess. Sys reserve in a partition on one physical drive, the OS in another partition on a completely different physical drive. The other part (partition) of the physical drive the OS is installed to doesn't have a drive letter and you can't assign one.
The other part (partition) of the physical drive that has the sys reserve partition looks to be unallocated space.

May be time to boot the system from a BOOT CD that has a file manager program on it and copy all your personal data over to a external drive. Format everything and start over.
If you go that route I suggest you only install one physical drive in the system until you reinstall the OS.

Good luck.

P.S.
If it was me I would of already wiped that system and started over.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/156746-cant-assign-letter-partition.html
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Hello,

Just a few minutes ago, I decided to defragment my hard drive. The defragment screen pops up and I saw a disk drive that I haven't seen before called "WINRE". I usually only see my main hard disk drive and the recovery partition when I open disk defragmenter. I was wondering what is this drive? My recovery partition is "RECOVERY (D: )" but this drive is just called "WINRE" without any partition letters.

I checked disk management to see if I could identify what this drive is, but it shows two recovery partitions now, both named "RECOVERY (D: )"

I have no idea what happened but right now I'm feeling kind of dubious about this drive.

Can someone help me know what this drive is? or to delete this "WINRE" partition?

A:Strange partition with no letter

Those are Windows Recovery partitions and they should be there and hidden. Please leave them alone and do not delete.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/66988-strange-partition-no-letter.html
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my hard drive was configured in the beginning for F:...

I want it to be C:...

thru device manager I can not change it, unless I format the drive...

How can I accomplish this task w/o having to start from scratch...???
 

A:Change HD letter

Go thru the START button, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management. You can change the Drive Letters there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-hd-letter.319086/
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Hello....great forum!
my C: is a SSD Id like to have back as one disc, one partition..

The 101 mb 'unallocated' It was previously listed as " reserved system protected drive" I removed and formatted its 101 mb...back to empty, unallocated, can I lose that partition??

It shows up under disc management as a part of c...but really has no drive letter at all it just shows as C:

Many thx for ideas rick

A:SSD partition on c: sys drive. has no letter 'unallocated'

Are you currently using that C as your OS partition, if so, you need that other partition as is..

101mb is roughly the equivalent of 60 photos, your temp internet files can be 10x that amount. and its not not taking up a drive letter.

Do you really want/need that space?

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/25193-ssd-partition-c-sys-drive-has-no-letter-unallocated.html
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Problem:

I have 2 HD

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2. WD Caviar 200 GB

With Partition Magic i have changed drive letter on 2nd HD:
F-E
G-F
and so on

I did`t touch the primary partition. The problem is when I start My Computer in Task Manager "explorer" has taken around 98% of CPU USAGE,it is the same when I creating a shortcut to one of the partition and try to open it.

I have to END PROCESS "explorer" in TASK MANAGER and run it again,and everything work fine until I run previous command.

PLEASE HELP!

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I have a new HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits.

As I am about to tinker with the partitions, I wanted to save the MBR and the first 3 (FAT32) / 7 (NTFS) sectors of each partition, but the software I'm using to do this won't show me any info for the small active partition called "SYSTEM". I suspect it's because there's no letter assigned to it.

Do you think I can assign a letter to SYSTEM without it messing with the boot?

Thanks!

A:Can I assign a letter to the SYSTEM partition?

Sure, no problem use Disk Management for the task. I just like to give you a little warning - tinkering with the partitions is not for the faint at heart. If you want to backup the partitions, I suggest imaging as a clean and safe way.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/246374-can-i-assign-letter-system-partition.html
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A:Changing OS Partition Drive Letter

I wouldn't and don't think you can change it, not without re-installing. As you have seen Windows won't let you change the drive letter of the partition windows is installed too. The main reason is that doing that would break a lot of programs etc. They would be looking for the old drive letter not the new one. Do you have a flash card reader installed? If yes that would be my guess as to why the drive letter got to be so high. I've seen that happen in XP if the hard drive wasn't formatted. It doesn't get a drive letter until after its formated. The other formatted drives would get C:, D:, etc. I didn't think windows 7 did that anymore but I could be wrong. Like a lot of people, I've only been using it for a short while. Now that the drive is formated it should get the first drive letter C: so a re-install should fix it. It just depends on how much that bothers you as to whether you want to do it over again.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/71089-changing-os-partition-drive-letter.html
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Right now computer management shows this:
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Help?

A:[SOLVED] Partition has no drive letter.

Sorry, here is a screenshot.

Im not bothered if I have to format it, as I dont have any data to lose on the HDD :)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-partition-has-no-drive-letter-604073.html
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A:Can't assign a particular drive letter to a partition

Hello coffent,

You should be able to use OPTION TWO to see if "R" has already been assigned. If so, then you could use step 4 in OPTION TWO to swap the "R" drive letter with the letter the partition is currently using.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

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A:Windows 8.1 changes a certain partition letter on rebbot.

Seems he was using some sort of safe eject USB software where you could reserve a drive letter?

Seems ok now...So far..

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52469-windows-8-1-changes-certain-partition-letter-rebbot.html
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When I put my usb in my pc I see on my Computer a new drive letter H:
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Floppy: A: and my DVD as F: and a Removeable disk I: but I don't have a any removeable disk on any usb port in my pc.
When I put now my other usb it's assigining it as drive H:
But I need it to be G: since I need to save to it something from a program I saved before and it must be G: not H:

How can I change/force it to be drive letter G: instead H: ?

A:How to change the drive letter from H: to G: ?

Hello Chocolade, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could connect both drives, then use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to play shuffle the drive letters around to change them to what you wanted.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/23153-how-change-drive-letter-h-g.html
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i cant change drive letter to c on system drive, i messed it up ages ago trying to change letters around and have had problems ever since. Its been suggested that i reinstall win7 but i want to avoid that if at all possible .

its win 7 installation with one hd [no extra partitions] and one usb drive

some problems are:

if i right click on system drive windows explorer stops working

if i try to change system drive letter i get parameter is incorrect

also [recently] system drive was not set as active, it is now corrected

cant get permission [after reading several articles on the subject] to do windows updates or install MS Word and a few others but not all installations are blocked

cant install iTunes [no reason given]

cant get Windows Tweaks all in one repair tool to effect repairs [runs all night]

thanks

A:cant change drive letter

Please post a full clear shot of Disk Management, and we`ll go from there.

FYI, the windows install drive or partition`s letter, or even another drive with programs installed on it should never have it`s letter changed, only a data drive or partition`s letter can safely be changed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/399095-cant-change-drive-letter.html
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I have a video game in stalled on the flash drive I want to play but cant due to the file letter being different, as well as I cant uninstall it since it cant find the files to uninstall

here is what I see

I want to change the name of the drive circled in red

but when i got to disk management it isnt there


any help would be great thanks

A:drive letter change help

try something simple first... go into bios and select reset to defaults see if that works for you!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/drive-letter-change-help-321212.html
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A:Need to change a drive letter from outside the OS

Boot into safe mode and press CNTRL-ALT-DEL. Select the task manager and select file and run.
Enter explorer.exe. When the explorer opens see what drive letter windows is using as the system disk.
Then select regedit and navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine\System\Mounteddevices.
Look for \DOS\Devices\?: where the ? is the drive letter that the system was using. Change it to C:
First look to see if there is another \DOS\Devices\C:, if there is, change that letter to an unused letter before
changing the system used drive letter to C:

Reboot and you should be all set.
You will also need to reset the system restore because it will have a drive C: that it can't find.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/105727-need-change-drive-letter-outside-os.html
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A:Drive Letter change?

move my documents to E right click on icon on desktop/properties/move/ in target type the path to E: make a folder on E:\ documents and move all the files to that folder. clean out temp files get utility here...
http://www.danish-shareware.dk/soft/emptemp/

defrag C you need at least 30%of C free for xp to operate properly..
install your printer to the default setting..
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/drive-letter-change.737981/
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Screenshot: http://www.techsupportforum.com/atta...1&d=1229279952

I need to change it because Flash won't install because my drive isn't C. This is according to the Adobe website.

A:Can't change the drive's letter

You can't change the drive letter of a system partition. More importantly you DON'T want to change it. Here's why: everything, all your settings in the registry (like where it says to load drivers, programs, and everything) refers to drive J: ATM. If you were somehow successful in changing the drive letter, you'd probably get a BSOD at startup because it's failing to find critical files to load.
The only solution (and it's really more trouble than the problem) is to reinstall the OS from scratch on a C: drive (first primary partition on first internal hard drive).

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-change-the-drives-letter-323732.html
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A:Change drive letter

Not clear what you mean.

When you boot into win8 - does it identify itself as E ?

If so, then you can't chage that successfully without a reinstall.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/7917-change-drive-letter.html
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------------
"The more I pretend... The more others believe."
 

A:CD-ROM Drive Letter Change

Right click on the My Computer Icon and select manage (about halfway down the list)

Open up the storage section and go into disk management.

Right click on the drive you want to change and you will get a menu so that you can change the drive letter.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cd-rom-drive-letter-change.113050/
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A:Cannot Change Drive Letter

I hope this doesnt turn out that i have to remove the card reader manually then install it again after i have assigned my hard drive the letter c:Bingo!!.... That's your best bet.It's only going to take 5 minutes of your time.[Added Info]While you're at it, check the pins on your hard drives and make sure the one you want to have as drive C is set as the master.

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its win 7 installation with one hd [no extra partitions] and one usb drive

some problems are:

if i right click on system drive windows explorer stops working

if i try to change system drive letter i get parameter is incorrect

also [recently] system drive was not set as active, it is now corrected

cant get permission [after reading several articles on the subject] to do windows updates or install MS Word and a few others but not all installations are blocked

cant install iTunes [no reason given]

cant get Windows Tweaks all in one repair tool to effect repairs [runs all night]

thanks

A:cant change drive letter

Please post a full clear shot of Disk Management, and we`ll go from there.

FYI, the windows install drive or partition`s letter, or even another drive with programs installed on it should never have it`s letter changed, only a data drive or partition`s letter can safely be changed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/399095-cant-change-drive-letter.html
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A:Change HDD letter Assignment...

have you tried Partition Magic

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-hdd-letter-assignment-58396.html
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Hi,
Initially I have a c drive and my dvd-rom is d-drive.
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A:How to change drive letter

Right Click MY COMPUTER icon
go to MANAGE
In this window, choose DISK MANAGEMENT
you can change drive letters in there
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-drive-letter.432140/
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A:change drive letter

you can change it through disk management

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-drive-letter-628810.html
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I currently have XP-home installed on C:

Is there any way I can change that XP drive assignment to D: and create a new partition to use as C: for the win3.1 install? Win3.1 will only install to a drive C: as will the old app.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844

Thanks

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A:Can someone tell me if I can change drive letter like this

Yes, the old letter that is released will be available to be assigned to another drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/363124-can-someone-tell-me-if-i-can-change-drive-letter-like.html
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The device D letter is assigned to now, does not exist in either Registry of Disk manager (check screenshots)

The only place where I can see the culprit occupying D is in My Computer. I checked Deamon Tools or similar programs and neither of them uses such a drive. Can you please help me sorting this one out? I can't switch back to D: with any of the three possible methods (Disk Management, Regedit or diskpart command in CMD). This letter simply deosn't exist for the computer.

P.S.: I have 2 more partitions but the are containing Linux and they are not touched for quite a while. It can't be them.

A:Drive Letter is Already Taken, but I Can't See it or Change It

Below is my section of the Registry, I show the A: floppy drive but there is no A: drive in the computer although it can be enabled in the BIOS. Most newer BIOSes don't list the A: and B: options although Windows reserves those 2 drive letters for floppy drives. A USB floppy drive will show differently, take an available letter.

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Anyone? Thanks in advance.
Cheers all!
Boysha
 

A:Windows XP & HD Letter change

You cannot change letters on a system partition. Wouldn't be a good idea anyway. I have had this happen a few times while cloning drives, but never from an install of an OS.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-hd-letter-change.279559/
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In windows XP how to change the Cd-rom drive letter like f:,g: etc.
 

A:Change the Drive Letter

Right click on the My Computer Icon and select manage.

Open up the disk management .

Scroll down to the cd-rom drive and right click it for and option to change the drive letter and path.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-the-drive-letter.90328/
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The programs are installed on on F which I want to rename E, will the appropriate registry changes be made if I change the drive letters using Disk Management?

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A:OK to change drive letter?

in 7 you can just get rid of the drive letters. name each drive for what they contain, then go to folder options in control panel and uncheck show drive letters. easier than trying to be sure that all paths updated.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/179385-ok-change-drive-letter.html
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A:Drive letter change help.

The drive letter should change when you install the drive in the win7 pc . .

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/drive-letter-change-help-868906.html
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Check this link -

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q307844&
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-the-cd-rom-drive-letter.98080/
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Suggestions?

A:How to Change Drive Letter from E:\ to C:\

If you already have windows installed on E:, then NO, you can't change it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-change-drive-letter-from-e-to-c-199373.html
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A:Change Drive letter

What do you want help with here?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/122547-change-drive-letter.html
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A:Drive letter change in XP

Hello, I hope this helps you http://support.microsoft.com/default...307844&sd=tech.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/drive-letter-change-in-xp-42154.html
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Hi FuryoftheStars,

First let me tell you how to make a full screen Windows Disk Management screenshot.

Before you take the screenshot, go to the top menu bar and click on the "Show/Hide Console Tree" and "Show/Hide Action Pane" to hide those. Then we can clearly see all the columns in the top listing of the drives. Sometimes that information is necessary.

A sample screenshot with no information obscured/truncated:



Now a straight answer to your query:

The OEM Recovery partition in this case (and in most other cases too) is deliberately of a different Partition Type so that users cannot access it with Windows, meddle with it and spoil the broth. You may change the partition type to the normal type accessible to Windows and then assign a drive letter.( If you want to do it, do it at your own risk .)

If information on it is already available, I do not want to rewrite it . Please see Techno Wizard's last post dated 21 Oct 2013 here Assigning a letter to OEM Partition ( Take only what he says about recovery partition. The hibernation partition is not applicable here.)

(Now on my part ) You can also change the partition type using MiniTools Partition Wizard.( Changing it with diskpart by normal users is a little bit tedious and requires care)



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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/341655-unable-assign-drive-letter-hd-partition.html
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Hello, you can go to computer management and do it from there.

Click start, type computer management form there click disk management then right click drive you want to change and choose your options.

Hope this helps.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/60446-how-do-i-assign-drive-letter-partition-wizard.html
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A:Cannot access backed up partition because no drive letter

Change, add, or remove a drive letter - Windows Help

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cannot-access-backed-up-partition-because-no-drive-letter-1107465.html
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A:Windows 7 changed partition drive letter

you will have to edit the registry offline (this happened to me not to long ago...)

Also what is the "other OS"? If it is Windows then follow the bellow:

here take a look at this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2666549

If you have any questions, just ask

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-changed-partition-drive-letter-492654.html
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A:hard drive partition letter associations?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-partition-letter-associations.281255/
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A:Boot partition drive letter changed, how do I fix it?

Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management Window:

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A:is the best way remove the drive letter to hide a partition ?

Are you trying to hide your partition from windows explorer? Or from partitioning software?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/296387-best-way-remove-drive-letter-hide-partition.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/371467-drive-letter-reserved-win-7-partition-can-removed.html
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The recovery disks will wipe everything out and restore your system to the state it was in the day that it left the factory.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/163857/recovery-partition-got-reassigned-a-different-volume-letter/
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Shot in the dark:

As you said, you can only have 4 Primary Partitions. I suspect that Windows knows this and is therefore saying "Well that can't be right" and assuming its made a mistake and won't let you assign drive letters.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/98011-cant-add-drive-letter-partition-have-7-primary-partitions.html
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A:Recovery partition letter changed to R: and then back to D:

Hi @mickmag, Welcome to the HP Forum! This is a wonderful location to converse with  the community, get assistance and find tips. For you to have a rewarding experience, I would like to include the following link for your perusal and reference. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More Usually, the recovery partition is protected and does not allow you to change the drive letter.  If you did not create your recovery media before changing the drive letter, please contact HP Support to obtain a recovery kit. Please contact HP support at Contact HP Support. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Recovery-partition-letter-changed-to-R-and-then-back-to-D/td-p/5592986
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I've seen time that an optical drive was not recognized unless there was a disc in the drive. Try it with a disc in the drive.

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Hello amirchela

It is not a good idea to try to change the drive letter of the system volume or boot volume. If you try all the filepaths will be wrong and nothing will work properly. XP would probably not boot either.

There is a way to revert the drive letter to ?C? if it has been accidentally changed, but no way to change it if it actually been i nstalled on another drive


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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-bbot-drive-letter-428743.html
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Hello skyzoomer,

You might see if you may be able to use an option in the tutorial below to change the drive letter.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/74955-unable-change-drive-letter.html
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You can do that in Disk Management. Right click on the drive(s) and you will see. But you will first have to assign a different letter (e.g. M) to E or D to free up that letter. If you have data on E, it may lose the path though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/133173-change-hard-drive-letter.html
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A:Drive letter change problem

Found this info on the Web:

"Sure you can change the drive letters, Its very easy

Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane, you'll see your drives listed. CD-ROM drives are listed at the bottom of the pane.
Right-click the drive or device you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
Click Change, click Assign the following drive letter, click the drive letter you want to assign, and then click OK."

Looks straight forward enough.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/drive-letter-change-problem.689855/