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  • I have a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I presently have 3 drives installed, my primary "C" and two optical drives that Windows designated as "D" & "E" when I installed the OS for the first time.

    I will be installing a data drive, a secondary hard drive that needs to be the "D" drive.

    My question is whether I should reassign the optical drive letters before installing the secondary data drive? If I move the optical drive letters far enough down the alphabet, will Windows make the secondary drive the "D" drive or will I have to change that once I get it installed. Thank you.

    Diane P.

    Sunday, May 10, 2015 11:56 AM


  • You can change it once its installed, no problem at all.

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    • Marked as answer by GracieP Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:03 PM
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 12:04 PM