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windows xp on drive d. how to move to c ??

By mcdust
Nov 10, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I have installed my Windows XP on drive d.
    Now I want to move it to drive c wo a reinstall.
    Is that possible?
    I looked into win.ini and system.ini (dont know if they are still relevant
    and are the onle relevant INI files)
    and did not find any hard-coded links to drive d: ,
    So:
    Has anyone ever tried to delete partition c to make
    former d the new c ?
    Did it work?

    mcdust
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Think Windows registry and all the hardcoded paths in there :) Not to mention all third-party programs (if any) and their own configuration file solutions.

    Deleting the C: partition will most certainly break the bootloader (the Windows partition is hardcoded in boot.ini), and since the bootloader files are actually on C (boot.ini, ntldr), you won't be able to boot anyway.

    There have been many threads on this before.. Your easiest solution is to reinstall Windows.
     
  3. Charlie Mancuso

    Charlie Mancuso TS Rookie

    Admin tools in control panel. Change drive letter.
     
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757

    That won't work
     
  5. Charlie Mancuso

    Charlie Mancuso TS Rookie

    If you go to control panel/Admin Tools/computer management/drive management. You can change the drive letters to whatever you want. Right click and you'll see it says change drive letter.
     
  6. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757

    I know what you are talking about but that is not the course he needs to take
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Why don't you try it youself and tell us how it went? :p
     
  8. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757

    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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