can PPM change drive letter of boot partition?

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  1. seismick

    seismick Registered Member

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    I saw in another forum a claim that Paragon Partition Manager can change
    the drive letter of active boot partition. Is this really true?
    Microsoft knowledge base 223188 has a registry edit to do this, but it does
    not work (Windows will hang when it gets to Windows logo after next boot).

    My problem is that I had a disk with C,D,E and after doing a repair install of
    Windows XP, I have F,G,H instead. This is usually caused by having other
    disks connected when installing. But I definitely had one hard drive and one
    DVD drive, no zip drive, card reader or USB disks. And about 1/3 of the
    installed programs seem to be hardcoded to drive C: instead of $SYSDRIVE,
    so they fail. I know I could do a clean install and reinstall all programs, but
    that would be a lot of work in this case, with all the activation/licence keys
    crap nowadays.
     
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    Mech_An Registered Member

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    seismick

    Paragon Partition Manager doesn't allow to change drive letter for system partition.

    You wrote about repair intall of WinXP. What tool did you use for this purpose?
    If you used WinXP Installation CD, then system drive letter was changed in registry.
     
  3. seismick

    seismick Registered Member

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    For repair install, I used the same CD as original install, that is XP Pro with
    SP3 slipstreamed. I was curious about the Microsoft Q223188: it said only
    to do this if your drive letter was changed. Well it was originally C. But I
    guess if it is changed by a repair install, then it becomes the "original" drive
    letter and not "changed".
     
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