Dumb question about my new HD

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  1. The Green Bastard

    The Green Bastard Click click click bang

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    I got and installed a new HD for Xmas, 120 GB. (I love my gf).
    Once installed, and formatted, it's Drive H:

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    How can I make the new drive ( H: ) the D: drive, and bump the CD RW and CDR down the alphabet a little?
     
  2. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    control panel > admin. tools > computer management > disk management

    right click on the drive you want to change.
     
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    The Green Bastard Click click click bang

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    Is this something I should worry about?

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    Jay My shit don't stink

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    yes, if you have apps that is targeted to the old drive letter, it will not run.
     
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    No. It's just warning you in case you installed software to the H: drive or have some software that depends on the presence of the H: drive. Since the drive is new, neither of those things should apply to you.

    Edit: But, things like games that require the CD to be in the drive may no longer work since you're changing the drive letter of the CD. Unless you can redirect the software to look for the CD with the new drive letter, you'll probably have to reinstall any affected software.
     
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  6. The Green Bastard

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    Oh to hell with that, I'll keep the letters there....no need in screwing everything up.

    The H is storage only, BTW...no installed apps or anything.
    I was hoping to switch the letters, moving the CDRs to E and F, and the new HD to D
     
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    if no apps rely on it being "H" then there's no harm in switching it. It's really easy to do in Disk Manager, anyway.
     
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    It won't do anything to the CDrs....:x:
     
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    If nothing is on Drive H: you can switch letter with no problem. The optical drives can be changed to whatever letter you want with no problems.
     
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    Sweet. 'tis done, working a1!

    Thanks!
     

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