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 Post subject: My wife asked about A & B drives.
New postPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:56 pm 

I just picked up a copy of Windows 7, and I was explaining to my wife how I screwed up my last reinstall of Windows XP.
(I forgot my USB drives were connected so the boot drive is "I" instead of "C".)
She asked me why I didn't have an "A" drive. I explained that the were reserved for floppies years ago.
She then asked why your first drive couldn't be "A" if you had no floppies installed.
I'm wondering the same thing. Since very few computers come with floppies these days why don't the operating systems allow you to designate your boot hard disk drive as "A", and a second HD as "B"?

Yes it is a slow Sunday! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bobb



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 Post subject: Re: My wife asked about A & B drives.
New postPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:22 pm 

It's not possible because there wouldn't be any C:\Windows\system32...

No just kidding, really I've never asked my self why is it that way....

Maybe the OS's are based on the same groundwork.....
I don't know, I don't wanna jive...

It would be interesting to hear the answer



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 Post subject: Re: My wife asked about A & B drives.
New postPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:44 am 

Well, dont try to rename C:. C: is, most likely, where Windows is installedWindows will not respond well at all to the drive letter being changed out from underneath it.

The rename utility only affects how Windows looks at the drives - it won't change which drive you boot from, since booting happens before Windows has access to this information.

changing your boot drive is best and most reliably done before you install Windows. That way the drive you want to be C: is from the start, and Windows is not installed to it from the beginning.


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 Post subject: Re: My wife asked about A & B drives.
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I've installed Windows on A: drive before now. There are plenty of screenshots floating around here to verify it too.



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