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How can you change the Drive letter of your system partition?

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How can you change the Drive letter of your system partition?
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by:jhance
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Why do you want to do this?  In general, it is NOT a good idea.
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by:Ajnin
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If I remember correctly 2000 won't even let you do this. Have to wipe the system and run setup from scratch.
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by:geoffryn
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This is a very bad idea, but here you go...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q223188
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by:mikecr
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Are your system and boot partitions one in the same or do you have the system partition on one drive and the boot partition on another?
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by:MyNameBeCory
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They are both the same, it was installed on the wrong drive letter, and due to certain applications, must be located at C:, and it is currently at E:. . . I know its not a good idea, I'm not a retard.  I tried editing the registry, and it works, but it doesn't allow you to log into Novell anymore...
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(btw: geoffryn's suggestion work, i tried once, because my one of my win2k-installations suddenly had the idea the boot/system partition is F:)

If your answer to mikecr's question is: on the same, then you will get problems with booting, because the system wants to load things from e.g. C:. Of course you can change every "C:\" in your registry to "F:\", but as the others said, it's NOT a good idea.
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by:mikecr
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I don't know whether this would work or not but you could us the substitute command to assign a different drive letter to each, however, you may never boot again.
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by:Longbow
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Unlike Win NT4, Win2K does not permit to change the boot partition letter.
Hide the unneeded partitions with Partition Magic or another tool. (D: E:...)
Then reinstall.
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