Triple boot xp, need drives to show as C: when active.

By TheBigLongy
Jan 15, 2007
  1. Firstly hello :D

    Right lets get to the nitty gritty.

    Before i installed a new mobo and gfx card i had a triple boot system set up.
    Each Os was windows XP but they were edited individually so that they suited the needs i.e.

    GeneralOS (windows xp standard no modifications)
    MusicOS (windows xp installation with service tweaks and display tweaks for performance whilst recording and playback)
    GamesOS (windows xp installation with service and display tweaks for best performance whilst gaming.)

    The best part of this was that i managed somehow (from a guide in a magazine i think) to set it so that what ever OS i booted into, it showed that active partition as C: instead of what it normally would have.

    Does anyone know how to do this??? i did not use any other programs it was all done in windows. Really want to get it back to this setup as some of the programs i use automatically point to c: to install and do so without asking.

    If anyone could help i would be more than greatful.
  2. TheBigLongy

    TheBigLongy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump .........
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    I'm pretty sure every time I've dual booted with 2 Windows OSs that the OS I was in now was on the "C" drive. Even if it was "G" when booted into another OS.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    Win/98 requires C: but NT and XP do not
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