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Deleting protected EFI disk partitions

A while back, one of my laptops kicked the bucket. The cost to repair it was too high, and I opted to get the laptop back to scavenge the parts. In particular, I wanted to get my hands on the hard drive, a solid state wonder with a capacity of 240 GB. I invested in a cabinet for it, and plugged it in. That should have been where the story ended, right?

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Windows XP

Changing drive letter

At times you might want to ensure that, no matter how many drives you have attached to you computer, when you attach a specific one, it’ll always show up with the same driveletter. You might wish to do this for backup-purposes, or for automization purposes, or for whatever other reasons you might have.
 
Run - DiskMgmt.msc
 
To do this, you need to connect the drive, make sure it is found and readable by Windows. Then enter the start-menu, click “run” and enter the command «diskmgmt.msc» to open the Disk Management console, as shown above.
 
Disk Management
 
Locate the drive you wish to allocate a different driveletter for, and right-click it. In the menu, choose «Change Drive Letter and Paths». In the menu that subsequently pops up, re-choose the drive, and press change.
 
Drives are allocated driveletters from A-Z, A usually being reserved for a 3.5 or 5 ¼ inch floppy disk drive, C usually being reserved for your %SYSVOL%-drive, or SYStem VOLume, the drive which contains your Windows-folder.
 
If you wish to assign multiple disks, you should start from Z and work your way down the alphabet.
 
Assign the drive letter, and press OK. A dialog box will be shown, telling you that «Changing the drive letter of a volume might cause programs to no longer run. Are you sure you want to change this drive letter?»
 
IMPORTANT: If there are ANY programs at all that routinely run from or gets data from this drive, you might want to reconsider doing this in the first place, or at least make sure that you reassign these changes elsewhere as well, to ensure that your system continues to run.
 
If you still wish to change the drive letter, press «Yes» in the dialog box. If you do not wish to do so, press «No» (pretty logical eh?).
 
If you press «Yes» both the dialog box where you assign the new drive letter, and the warning one will disappear. If you press «No», you are returned to the dialog box where you assign the new drive letter.