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How to change system drive letter in Windows 8 RTM?


Robert Cartman

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I've installed Windows 8 starting the installer from Win8 RP and I've just noticed that it picked up the drive letters from the old system. Now my system drive is Y instead of C , because in the old system that partition was Y.
If I try to change the drive letter in the Drive Management it gives an error.
Does anyone know how to change system drive letter in Windows 8 RTM?

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (En)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2600MHz (13x200) 5000+
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H v1
    Memory
    4 GB (DDR2-800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A @ ATI SB700 - HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hannspree 23" @ 1920x1080 + Medion 22" @ 1680x1050
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080+1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD VelociRaptor 150GB X 2 in RAID0
    Maxtor 250GB
    WD 1TB
    Maxtor 1.5TB (External-USB)
    Seagate 500GB
    PSU
    noname 350W
    Case
    cheapest noname
    Cooling
    Zalman
    Keyboard
    Delux
    Mouse
    Microsoft Opti3000
    Internet Speed
    20Mb/s / 1.5Mb/s
    Other Info
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate experience index: 4,9
    CPU: 5.6
    RAM: 7.0
    Graphics: 4.9
    Gaming g.: 5.9
    HDD: 6.1

Mystere

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GTX 650
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440 + 2x 2048x1152
    Hard Drives
    Corsair m4 256GB, 2 WD 2TB drives
    Case
    Antec SOLO II
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Logitech MX

Robert Cartman

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (En)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2600MHz (13x200) 5000+
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H v1
    Memory
    4 GB (DDR2-800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A @ ATI SB700 - HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hannspree 23" @ 1920x1080 + Medion 22" @ 1680x1050
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080+1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD VelociRaptor 150GB X 2 in RAID0
    Maxtor 250GB
    WD 1TB
    Maxtor 1.5TB (External-USB)
    Seagate 500GB
    PSU
    noname 350W
    Case
    cheapest noname
    Cooling
    Zalman
    Keyboard
    Delux
    Mouse
    Microsoft Opti3000
    Internet Speed
    20Mb/s / 1.5Mb/s
    Other Info
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate experience index: 4,9
    CPU: 5.6
    RAM: 7.0
    Graphics: 4.9
    Gaming g.: 5.9
    HDD: 6.1

Mystere

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Yes there is. you have to go to the command line. Both Regedt32 and Regedit work. You also have to run the command prompt as administrator.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GTX 650
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440 + 2x 2048x1152
    Hard Drives
    Corsair m4 256GB, 2 WD 2TB drives
    Case
    Antec SOLO II
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Logitech MX

R0bR

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Or you can just start typing "regedit" on the Metro screen and launch it from there, you can right click on it and run as administrator also.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP / Compaq 610
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Screen Resolution
    1300x768

Robert Cartman

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Ok I found the regedt32.exe :D The problem was that I was looking for "rededit32.exe" .
I made the changes suggested by the article, but after restart the system hangs at the login screen.
I had to make a system restore to start it again. :/
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (En)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2600MHz (13x200) 5000+
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H v1
    Memory
    4 GB (DDR2-800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A @ ATI SB700 - HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hannspree 23" @ 1920x1080 + Medion 22" @ 1680x1050
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080+1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD VelociRaptor 150GB X 2 in RAID0
    Maxtor 250GB
    WD 1TB
    Maxtor 1.5TB (External-USB)
    Seagate 500GB
    PSU
    noname 350W
    Case
    cheapest noname
    Cooling
    Zalman
    Keyboard
    Delux
    Mouse
    Microsoft Opti3000
    Internet Speed
    20Mb/s / 1.5Mb/s
    Other Info
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate experience index: 4,9
    CPU: 5.6
    RAM: 7.0
    Graphics: 4.9
    Gaming g.: 5.9
    HDD: 6.1