Windows 10: How can I change disk order? My C: drive is for someone reason not first which is confusing

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  1. How can I change disk order? My C: drive is for someone reason not first which is confusing

    /u/_Kristian_, Apr 13, 2021
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  2. Changing the drive that my Local Disk (CHow can I change disk order? My C: drive is for someone reason not first which is confusing :) is on. Or uninstalling windows to reinstall to the correct drive.

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.

    As I can see from the above screenshot you have 1.8 GB of space Unallocated. I suggest you to extend the shrink volume back to C: drive by following the below steps.

    • Go to disk management, press Windows key + R and type
      diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.
    • From this page right click on C: drive
      and click on Extend Volume.
    • Follow the onscreen instructions by selecting unallocated space.

    Now you will get total amount of space in C: drive.

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Apr 13, 2021
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  3. C: drive not on on disk 0 but on DIsk 2..Is that a problem?

    Pretty sure the drive order is down to the SATA/ AHCI driver while in Windows regardless of BIOS/UEFI reporting (and at least on UEFI systems), my drive order was similar to yours, SSD was disk 0, HDD was disk 1, NVME was disk 3 (with Windows, and as boot drive), but installing the Intel RST driver for SATA/AHCI controller and the Intel NVME driver the order changed to reflect the physical order of disk connections.
    So now it looks like this;

    How can I change disk order? My C: drive is for someone reason not first which is confusing [​IMG]


    This is also reflected in Diskpart (run in admin command);

    How can I change disk order? My C: drive is for someone reason not first which is confusing [​IMG]


    Currently my USB boot disks are being re-written so unsure how the drive order would appear listed from outside windows.
     
    Pejole2165, Apr 13, 2021
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    How can I change disk order? My C: drive is for someone reason not first which is confusing

    GPT disk conversion for both data drives and C drive


    Macrium Rescue disk can be used to convert from MBR to GPT and vice versa without doing a fresh install of Windows.

    1. Download Rescue6.1.1081X64.iso - Google Drive and use Rufus to create a bootable USB disk. Skip this step if you've already created the Macrium Rescue disk.
    2. Download: BootEFI_Only-00-00.zip - Google Drive . Unzip to an external or an internal HD
      NOTE:
      This is a copy of the first 3 partitions of my current Windows 10 x64 (450MB Recovery, 100MB EFI and 16MB MSR)
    3. Boot up Macrium Rescue disk and create a backup of your current Windows to another internal/external HD. It serves 2 purposes: you'd have a backup of your current Windows in case things go wrong and then use it to restore the C drive on the next steps.
    4. Next, switch the BIOS to UEFI and use Macrium to restore the first 3 partitions downloaded in step 2 to your current MBR Windows. No need to convert or Format, Macrium will do it.
    5. Again with Macrium, select the backup image from step 3, and copy back the C drive after the 3 partitions.
      After this step, you should have: 450MB, 100MB, 16MB and C drive (GPT partition scheme)
    6. From Macrium, click on Fix the Windows Boot Problems
    7. Reboot. Your Windows should be in UEFI mode.
     
    topgundcp, Apr 13, 2021
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