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I currently have a Vista PC that I would like to upgrade to Windows 8 and I think at the same time that I will put an SSD in. So, I'm going to have 2 drives:-

  1. SSD Drive (C:)
  2. Old HDD (currently C:, D: and E:).

My hardware skills are a bit rusty, but what happens to drive letters?


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If you dual boot:

  • When you boot from Windows 8 you'll get C: (SSD) and D:, E:, F: (Old HDD)

  • When you boot from Vista you'll get C:, D: and E: (Old HDD) and F: (SSD)

If you set Windows 8 to be the only boot then the first option will apply.

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