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Manual Reload of Windows OS

I recently manually reloaded the operating system on my Dimension E310 with Windows XP using the system disk.  The system downloaded to my D:/ drive instead of my C:/.  Is there any way I can change the drive location without reinstalling the OS? 

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Re: Manual Reload of Windows OS

No, you will have to reinstall to the correct drive (and delete what it installed on the "D" drive - whatever that is and if it's the Dell recovery drive, make sure you only delete Windows).

Keep in mind, the correct Install sequence is (1) Install Windows (2) Install (motherboard) chipset drivers (3) Install Device Drivers such as Sound, Video, Ethernet, etc.

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