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    Change C Drive Letter

    Hi,
    We have just bought some new machines. They come with a System drive (C), and a local disk (E).

    Windows is installed on the E drive and all the programs install onto there too.

    Is the simple solution to changed the System drive to something else and change the local disk to C or is it not that simple ?

    Thanks

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    PS. There is nothing on C:

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    Take real care if you try this - "For the most part, this is not recommended" are the first words in that article and they make sense. I've played with this before and ended up with a dead machine.

    Can you not just reinstall them - it will be much, much safer!

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    Can you not just reinstall them - it will be much, much safer!
    And probably quicker.

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    Even when this has worked for me the machine has been erratic to say the least.

    Things like control panel applets would fail / hang.

    Go for re-install / imaging.

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    I seem to manage to end up with a system drive that isn't C every time I rebuild my home PC. I theory it's fine. But there's always something that won't work.

    Bin it and start again, trying to get by with the wrong drive letter tends to end up a little less messy then changing it to C.

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