How do I change drive letters of my hard drive?

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I'm using Windows XP at home and the hard drive has 2 partitions namely F: and G:.

I want to change the drive letters because I want the letters to correspond to my siblings initials.

I would prefer drive F: to be change to H: and drive G: to X:. What do I need to do to change the drive letters?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #96693

How do I change drive letters of my hard drive?

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Hi Denise Gwapa,

     To change the letters of your hard drive follow these steps:

  1. Once you start your computer log yourself as an Administrator or a member of the group of Administrator.
  2. Press Start then go to the control Panel and look for Performance maintenance.
  3. Then from the Administrative tools, go to the Computer management and click it double. And from the left pane, click the disk management .
  4. Then select the drive partition you want to change letter. Then choose the "change the drive letter s or paths.
  5. Then press Change.
  6. Then hit the " assign the following drive letter.
  7. And choose ok by clicking it.

Hope this may help you.

Michael21

Answered By 0 points N/A #96694

How do I change drive letters of my hard drive?

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To change a partition’s or drive’s letter for XP,

Do the following steps:

  1. Log on an account with Administrative rights.
  2. Go to Start menu, click Control Panel and click Performance and Maintenance.
  3. Click Administrative Tools, go to Computer Management, then select Disk Management.
  4. Right-click on the drive that you want to change then select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  5. Click Change, then click Assign the following drive letter.
  6. Click the drive letter that you want to use then click OK.
  7. You will then be prompted to confirm the changes to be made. Just click Yes.

Hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #96695

How do I change drive letters of my hard drive?

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To change the drive letter of a drive that already has a drive letter assigned to it, you first need to have Administrative access to the computer. Click on Start then click on Control Panel. Look for Performance and Maintenance and open it by double clicking on it.

Choose Administrative Tools and double click Computer Management. Another way to open Computer Management is to look for a My Computer icon in your Desktop, do a right click on it then choose Manage.

In Computer Management choose Disk Management from the left.

Right click on the drive that you want to have the drive letter assignment changed and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Choose Change then click Assign the following drive letter and choose the letter you want to use this time then click Ok.

Click Yes.

Restart the computer.

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