XP x64 Drive Letters

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?R3JpZmY2cg==?=, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. First of all, I am a tech so I have installed literally hundreds of copies of
    all versions of Windows. When I built a new 64 bit machine recently, upon OS
    installation I find the following drive letter assignments:
    A: Floppy
    C: Removable Disk (Floppy/Card Reader)
    D: Removable Disk (Floppy/Card Reader)
    E: DVD-ROM
    F: DVD-RAM
    G: WinXP
    H: Backup
    I: Storage
    I am running AMD x64 Dual Core with 2GB RAM, Dual WD 150 GB SATAII Drives in
    RAID 0 Configuration. I obviously created the Backup and Storage partitions
    during install to maintain drive letter continuity, and didn't notice
    anything different from XP x32, although I could, and probably did, do it in
    my sleep. The only variable, and the one that made off with the C assignment,
    is the card reader. I am preparing to try out Vista RC1, and wonder if I
    should remove the Floppy/Card Reader for the installation.

    Also, for those already with Vista, how is HP printer support?
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JpZmY2cg==?=, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. Disconnect any USB drives before you do an installation, or you'll end up
    with borked drive letters. Plug them in later, when it doesn't matter.

    --
    Charlie
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64


    "Griff6r" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > First of all, I am a tech so I have installed literally hundreds of copies
    > of
    > all versions of Windows. When I built a new 64 bit machine recently, upon
    > OS
    > installation I find the following drive letter assignments:
    > A: Floppy
    > C: Removable Disk (Floppy/Card Reader)
    > D: Removable Disk (Floppy/Card Reader)
    > E: DVD-ROM
    > F: DVD-RAM
    > G: WinXP
    > H: Backup
    > I: Storage
    > I am running AMD x64 Dual Core with 2GB RAM, Dual WD 150 GB SATAII Drives
    > in
    > RAID 0 Configuration. I obviously created the Backup and Storage
    > partitions
    > during install to maintain drive letter continuity, and didn't notice
    > anything different from XP x32, although I could, and probably did, do it
    > in
    > my sleep. The only variable, and the one that made off with the C
    > assignment,
    > is the card reader. I am preparing to try out Vista RC1, and wonder if I
    > should remove the Floppy/Card Reader for the installation.
    >
    > Also, for those already with Vista, how is HP printer support?
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 5, 2006
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