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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 12:31:04 PM

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The default installation drive got set to D instead of C. Now when users
install software if they're not careful it goes to a very small D partition
and fills it up.

How can I change it back to C?

Thanks
Linda Scherzer
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 8:28:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Linda, check here. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q223188/
"Linda Scherzer" <Linda Scherzer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:306684FF-70D9-4A56-BD34-AFC774692380@microsoft.com...
> The default installation drive got set to D instead of C. Now when users
> install software if they're not careful it goes to a very small D
> partition
> and fills it up.
>
> How can I change it back to C?
>
> Thanks
> Linda Scherzer
>
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 12:40:32 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

You will need to clean install XP . Ensure you don't have a zip drive or a
usb drive connected when you setup XP. If so the zip or usb drive is
assigned the drive letter C by the BIOS when you boot. When XP is installed
it ends up being assigned another drive letter. There is no way to change
the drive letter short of doing a clean install .

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Linda Scherzer" <Linda Scherzer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:306684FF-70D9-4A56-BD34-AFC774692380@microsoft.com...
> The default installation drive got set to D instead of C. Now when users
> install software if they're not careful it goes to a very small D
> partition
> and fills it up.
>
> How can I change it back to C?
>
> Thanks
> Linda Scherzer
>
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Anonymous
October 15, 2004 12:40:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanks. That's about what I've come to see. There are a number of things
this will clear up as well. So it won't really be a wasted effort.

Thanks again.
Linda


"Harry Ohrn" wrote:

> You will need to clean install XP . Ensure you don't have a zip drive or a
> usb drive connected when you setup XP. If so the zip or usb drive is
> assigned the drive letter C by the BIOS when you boot. When XP is installed
> it ends up being assigned another drive letter. There is no way to change
> the drive letter short of doing a clean install .
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "Linda Scherzer" <Linda Scherzer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:306684FF-70D9-4A56-BD34-AFC774692380@microsoft.com...
> > The default installation drive got set to D instead of C. Now when users
> > install software if they're not careful it goes to a very small D
> > partition
> > and fills it up.
> >
> > How can I change it back to C?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Linda Scherzer
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 1:29:50 AM

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Your welcome and glad to see you are trying to make lemonade 8^)

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Linda Scherzer" <LindaScherzer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A8638ACD-57A5-4B03-81A4-86B08DB52BD0@microsoft.com...
> Thanks. That's about what I've come to see. There are a number of things
> this will clear up as well. So it won't really be a wasted effort.
>
> Thanks again.
> Linda
>
>
> "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
>
>> You will need to clean install XP . Ensure you don't have a zip drive or
>> a
>> usb drive connected when you setup XP. If so the zip or usb drive is
>> assigned the drive letter C by the BIOS when you boot. When XP is
>> installed
>> it ends up being assigned another drive letter. There is no way to change
>> the drive letter short of doing a clean install .
>>
>> --
>>
>> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>>
>>
>> "Linda Scherzer" <Linda Scherzer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:306684FF-70D9-4A56-BD34-AFC774692380@microsoft.com...
>> > The default installation drive got set to D instead of C. Now when
>> > users
>> > install software if they're not careful it goes to a very small D
>> > partition
>> > and fills it up.
>> >
>> > How can I change it back to C?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> > Linda Scherzer
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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