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Installation On A Non C: Drive, Still Shows On C: Drive


I have tried various methods and can change the drive letter designation of my various drives under w7p(64) but seemingly one cannot (easily) change the drive letter that the os operates under. (Why w7 feels it has to be on the c: drive eludes me!) My hdd was previously set up under xp with a c: for utility stuff, d: as the wxpp-os and i was trying to install w7p onto the e: partition. (A 1. 5 tb drive, so each partition has plenty of space. ) 

After rebooting, w7p displays that it had the c: drive, wxpp had the d: drive, and my utility partition had no drive letter designation at all. Rebooting to xpp showed the proper drive designations. As i mentioned first, i can use the "disk management" feature to change all the drive letters around other than for the w7 os drive. Xp has no problems with my setup, and i have even managed to get vista to accept residing on a non c: drive previously.

Any hints as to if or how i can get w7p to accept being called out on the e: drive? (Which is where it is/was installed after all, i just want it to wear its proper name tag. ) It's very confusing to dual boot the system and not have the drive letters be consistent. If w7 is using some sort of remapping to allow more varied handling of the drive resources, why can't it allow me to continue handling them the way i've been handling them for the past 20 years?


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