Change letter system

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Hilario, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Hilario

    Hilario Registered Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Hello, i'm spanish, sorry for my regular english.

    I have a HD with 2 partitions, C with W98 and D with WXP, I want delete W98 and have one only partition with WXP in C. Can I do this without reinstall WXP?? I had try in the past change the letter D to C and the PC not boot.

    Thank you for your answer.
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    Changing the drive letter for Windows XP can be a big undertaking and is usually not recommended (at least I don't recommend it).

    If you just want to recover the space, you could use DD to format the W98 partition (thus making it empty) and then resize it to 5 or 10MB, for example. Then resize the WinXP partition to use the newly unallocated space. This way the XP drive is still 'D', but you get almost all the space back and don't have to reinstall.

    I also recommend doing a backup before attempting to resize/move partitions. It's supposed to be safe, but things can happen.
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