Fixing Windows® not installed on C drive issue
Read on to know more about the issues arising due to Windows not installed on C drive and ways to fix it.
There are different types of operating systems and Windows is the most popular one. Microsoft introduces efficient platform for the functioning of various programs in computer systems. Operating system is the fundamental platform that shall be configured on a computer for its basic operations. There are versions coming out from Windows and each version is more advanced than its previous one. Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the recent versions in which the latter is the latest one. The excellent user interface and greater compatibility are the attractive features of Windows operating systems. The operating system is generally installed in the computer by default and the user can remove it and put the new one by either clean installation or upgrade installation. There is a problem reported regarding the installation of the operating system as Windows not getting installed in C drive, which is its default location.
Following are the description of the installation, issue Windows not installing on C drive and tips to fix it:
- Ways to fix
There are mainly two types of installations for Windows operating systems such as clean installation and upgrade installation. In clean installation process, the previous version is removed completely and the new version is installed. In this type of installation the backing up of necessary data is required as everything will vanish after the process. But in the upgrade installation, the backing up of data is not required as only an upgradation of the previous operating system is taking place. Experts prefer a clean installation than an upgrade one for the operational efficiency.
There is a problem reported regarding the installation of the operating system as Windows not getting installed in the C: drive, which is its default location. It can be caused by the unknown change in the drive letters, which is by default in the computer. This is not a big problem, but the desirable one is the location of C: drive as the location for the Windows installation.
This issue is generally happening in a custom installation process. First of all, insert the Windows DVD and restart the computer. Now boot from the DVD and choose the language and click next. Then click on 'Repair the Computer' option and then select the operating system that needs to be repaired by changing the location to install. If necessary, change the letters of drive. Finally, click on the 'Startup Repair' link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery options.
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