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Hard Drive (boot) Letter Changed


Upgraded from windows xp to windows 7. Before upgrade i installed a new larger hd. It was the only hd in computer. Installed windows xp and no programs. Followed by installing windows 7. When went to install my programs only then did i learn the computer gave the new hd the letter "i". No "c" drive is shown. No changes were made to the bios or motherboard. Just unplugged the old hd and removed it and using the same plugs to plug in new larger hd. What happen? Want my primary and boot drive to be id as "c" drive. How may i change it?  Will start all over if necessary. Once this is fixed plan to reinstall old hd as secondary drive and use it for backup.

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