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Deleting middle partition = mess in letters?

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January 28, 2013 12:25:44 AM

I have
c windows
d redundant
e programs
...

will deleting d partition make windows mess the lettering of the partitions that follow, ie. e becomes d, f becomes e, etc?
January 29, 2013 9:22:10 PM

Yes, drive letters will change.
January 30, 2013 12:36:27 AM

any way to prevent htis? no way to lock a letter on a partition other than keep the middle ones?
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January 30, 2013 11:42:50 AM

Use disk management to change the drive letter.
January 30, 2013 1:16:43 PM

yes, that's clear. but won't windows get back to its chosen settings upon next restart after diskmanagement?

January 30, 2013 6:34:50 PM

When you use the disk management to manually change a drive letter Windows will not automatically change it.

The trick can be getting everything back the way you want it; it can take some juggling ;) 
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