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Old 01-14-2009, 05:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok well this is odd although nothing seems to not work program wise, the drive letter of D: and E: are swapped from XP to Vista, can I fix this? When in XP, XP itself is installed on D:, when in Vista the same drive shows up as E:, and vise versa, the drive that doesn't have XP installed is currently empty atm, I'm working on some thing before I put stuff on it, for confusions sake can I just swap the drive letters in Vista without a problem?
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Default Re: Drive letters different in XP and Vista

You can change drive letters without affecting the other OS. I do it all the time in XP / Win7. When I'm in XP, XP is C: and 7 is something like J:, and when I'm in 7, it'll have its drive letter to C: and XP will be Q: or something like that.

Do it via Disk Management.
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Ok thanks, I knew how to change but I didn't want to unless I knew it wouldn't affect the other OS
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