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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Backup, Supplemental Backup Tutorials | 0 comments

Changing drive letters on your Windows XP PC

Need to change drive letters on your Windows XP PC? Removable drives causing headaches with constantly changing letters? In this short video tutorial, we show you how you can change or reassign drive letters in Windows XP. It is occasionally necessary to do this if you work with removable drives because any automatic backup you create will expect the drive to be on the same drive letter assignment as last time.

Windows Vista, 7 and 8 users – If you surfed onto this page looking for a tutorial on how to change drive letters on your machines, click here. Windows 10 users click here.

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Additional notes

Remember that if you have installed any programs to your drive and the drive letter changes (either by your doing or by Windows) then programs installed on that drive will probably not work correctly until the drive letter is changed back.

If another drive has taken the drive letter you need, you must first reassign that drive to a new letter, before you can assign the letter to another drive.

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