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  1. #630

    The clean install went smoothly with the W8 Pro Key I had bought and installed over 8 a couple of years ago.
    The previous setup was somewhat standard with a C: on SSD and Data on the HDD with the drive letter X: which I have used for various systems for the last 6-8 years.
    After the install I noticed the (Data)Drive letter being D:. So I want to change to X: as a lot of links in the old documents refer to X:
    If the X: is available in the Win 8 Disk Management I should be able to change even with the warning below?

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  2. #631

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    yes you can change D to X
    But X is usually reserved for WinPE / WinRE
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  3. #632

    Does it mean I can't use any Win PE (disk management) after changing to X?
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  4. #633

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    X is not the best drive letter to use..
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  5. #634

    Obviously a mistake from years ago.
    The other way would be, if possible, change all the references in relevant folder shortcuts . Not sure if that is possible?
    Has anyone done that?
    Last edited by kiwig; 22 Oct 2015 at 23:13.
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  6. #635

    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    X is not the best drive letter to use..
    I have left my data partition with X: and tested if it would create a problem with a partition manager(e.g. active@boot disk). Seems not to create any problem yet. Everything else (e.g. shortucts) are working.
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  7. #636

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    Windows 8.1

    Hi Brink. The picture below Option 2 "Download Windows 8.1 Update ISO File with Retail Windows 8 Key" no longer matches what is on the US & UK web sites. They now only mention Windows 8.1 and not Windows 8. Looks like they only have the Windows 8.1 downloads available and not the Windows 8 downloads.
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  8. #637

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Thank you erpster. The screenshot in Option Two has now been updated.
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