XP installed on wrong partition.

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    Goldfynche

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    Referring to my other thread regarding downgrading from 10 to XP. The PC was a self build with a 2tb SSD. I had split the drive into two equal partitions. The 2nd partition becoming the ‘H’ drive. I duely formatted the drive and installed XP and eventually got everything up and running only to discover that XP had installed itself on the ‘H’ drive instead of ‘C’! Although it seems to be running ok. It is causing me a bit of confusion particularly if I want to create new files! I can’t seem to be able to swap the drive letters. And was wondering if unpartitioning the entire drive might be the solution.except that I’ve no idea how!
     
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    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+to+extend+partition+on+an+ssd&t=hj&ia=web

    above has lots of hits for how to resize the partition on an ssd

    what does your boot.ini look like?

    I only have on 80gb partition and it looks like this,

    [boot loader]
    timeout=9
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

    http://www.buildorbuy.org/bootini.html

    above has really great explanation of each part of the boot loader
     
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    Ok. Eventually got rid of the partition and am now reinstalling XP on a 2tb single partition SSD.
     
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