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ChiSin

join:2011-12-16

[WIN7] Drive Management Problems Please Help

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I have a dual boot Vista 32/W7 64 drive. Had some problems and had to restore a backup. But seems the drive letters have changed. Here are pics of the old and the new. How to change it back to the OLD? Or should I?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!

BlitzenZeus
Burnt Out Cynic
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Windows has been making it's os drive C: even if it's not the first drive, or partition on the disk.

ChiSin

join:2011-12-16
reply to ChiSin
Thanks the question relates more to NOT assigning a drive letter to NVCACHE and also the recovery partition. If you look at the OLD PICTURE that is how it WAS set up. Can I revert it back? How? Just go into properties and unassign?


darkwish
Free Knight
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join:2003-09-12
Virginia Beach, VA
reply to ChiSin
In disk management, you can right click the partition and choose "Change drive letter and paths".

From there, you can change the drive letter assigned to that partition, or remove it completely by clicking on "Remove"

ChiSin

join:2011-12-16
hi thanks, removing it has no real implictions right? I mean the system would still boot properly and all? Scared!


darkwish
Free Knight
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join:2003-09-12
Virginia Beach, VA
Yes, besides the drive letter that your windows is installed to (C:\), should be fine.

ChiSin

join:2011-12-16
Means the partition will remain right? Just that it has no letter?

And the computer might boot faster?


darkwish
Free Knight
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join:2003-09-12
Virginia Beach, VA
Yes, removing the drive letter doesn't remove the partition. Probably won't boot faster. I don't see how drive letters would affect boot time at all.

ChiSin

join:2011-12-16
reply to ChiSin
Please look at the NEW photos. Can I remove the drive letter for "D" without harming anything? Says "active, etc." Thanks so much in advance. Just a scared newbie. Thanks!