Change installation drive letter



Bishoop
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Where in the registry can I change the drive letter that WinXP was installed
from?

In other words when I installed WinXP the CDROM drive was G not it's J. I
believe there is somewhere in the registry where this can be changed from G
to J.

Thanks....

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
In news:OCXFB2YZFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Bishoop <none@none.none> typed:
> Where in the registry can I change the drive letter that WinXP was
> installed from?
>
> In other words when I installed WinXP the CDROM drive was G not it's
> J. I believe there is somewhere in the registry where this can be
> changed from G to J.
>
> Thanks....

If you changed your CD to J, go to
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion ....change sourcepath from G
to J.
Or copy i386 to your hard drive (I prefer this) & point the source path at
whatever folder i386 is currently in.
\

Rodger_B
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
You don't need to go into the Registry.
Go to Start>>Settings>>Contol Panel>>Administrative Tools>>Computer
Management>>Storage>>Disk Management and right click on the drive and from
the menu select "Change drive letters and paths."

If a drive letter is in use you can't use it again. The solution is to
change that drive to another letter well down the alphabet then use the
letter you wanted to on the drive you wanted to rename. Then rename the
drive that you took the letter from.


--
Rodger_B.......... from a land down under - Sydney, Australia.




Bishoop wrote:
> Where in the registry can I change the drive letter that WinXP was
> installed from?
>
> In other words when I installed WinXP the CDROM drive was G not it's
> J. I believe there is somewhere in the registry where this can be
> changed from G to J.
>
> Thanks....

Bishoop
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
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>
>
> In news:OCXFB2YZFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> Bishoop <none@none.none> typed:
>> Where in the registry can I change the drive letter that WinXP was
>> installed from?
>>
>> In other words when I installed WinXP the CDROM drive was G not it's
>> J. I believe there is somewhere in the registry where this can be
>> changed from G to J.
>>
>> Thanks....
>
> If you changed your CD to J, go to
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion ....change sourcepath from
> G to J.
> Or copy i386 to your hard drive (I prefer this) & point the source path at
> whatever folder i386 is currently in.
> \

I used your second option, works great.

Thanks....

Rodger_B
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Bishoop wrote:
> Where in the registry can I change the drive letter that WinXP was
> installed from?
>
> In other words when I installed WinXP the CDROM drive was G not it's
> J. I believe there is somewhere in the registry where this can be
> changed from G to J.
>
> Thanks....


You don't need to go into the Registry.
Go to Start>>Settings>>Contol Panel>>Administrative Tools>>Computer
Management>>Storage>>Disk Management and right click on the drive and from
the menu select "Change drive letters and paths."

If a drive letter is in use you can't use it again. The solution is to
change that drive to another letter well down the alphabet then use the
letter you wanted to on the drive you wanted to rename. Then rename the
drive that you took the letter from.


--
Rodger_B.......... from a land down under - Sydney, Australia.


Change installation drive letter