Earsing a bootable OS in C drive.

By jboos
Feb 5, 2006
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  1. Hi,

    I have WinXP Home installed on c drive. It became extremely slow with loads of programs... So I decided to install Win XP Po on a E partition on the same Hard Disk. I would like to erase the Win XP Home on C dirve and rename my E drive as C drive. What do i have to do? Which file must be on the E drive so I can rename it as c drive?

    Thanks a million.!

    Jorge Boosteels
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    You cannot rename your E partition as C. You can make your E appear as C when you delete or hide the original C of course, but that would seriously break your XP Pro installation (all drive letter references in registry etc point to E).

    You either live with XP on E or reinstall on C.

    You are welcome to spit on the guy who came up with the drive letters idea :p
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Wouldnt it have been better to have just reformatted C and install XP Pro there to begin with?
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    if very knew install
    you need the boot ini file reset to boot from only the e drive
    if you have not installed any other programs just change drive letter by changing c first to g then change e to c
    I have done it in testing
    to not reboot untill you find all reg links and change them to C should not be many
    People want to do the weirdest thing to XP
    I would just upgrade the c drive
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