Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

369 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 214113 28-Apr-2017 11:03
Send private message

Hi -- on my new el cheapo HP laptop, the recovery drive (OEM Partition) has a drive letter assigned (D:).  Can I change this to, say, Z:, so that I can use D: as my data and program drive (where all my software looks for stuff) -- without crapping up any recovery that I might need to do?  Win 10 PreCreator.  Thanks!


Create new topic
501 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1771793 28-Apr-2017 12:06
Send private message

Open Disk Manager (winkey + x, select Disk Manager)


Right click on the drive you want to change, select "Change drive letter"

369 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1771811 28-Apr-2017 12:19
Send private message

Thanks -- I know how to do it, the real question was -- will that mess up any recovery I need to do.



501 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1771824 28-Apr-2017 12:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

Not sure how HP do things.


On my Toshiba machines the OEM recovery drive is not mapped to a drive letter. When in recovery mode it just asks which partition to run from.

1823 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1773281 1-May-2017 10:55
Send private message



Thanks -- I know how to do it, the real question was -- will that mess up any recovery I need to do.



possibly yes, perhaps no
Given HP's just stupid design decision having D: as the recovery , dont expect any sort of common sense outcome.
Recovery partition should of been hidden (from Win) , to stop it being overwritten .


If its Win10 , just make yourself a recovery USB/DVD (Download 10 from MS), or use Win's built in imaging backup & backup to USB HD.
Recovery partitions dont allways work, and are worthless if the HD fails.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29

Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41

Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26

University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47

Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41

Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20

Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57

Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43

Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20

Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11

Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.