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Strat
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USB Drive Issue

I have a USB memory stick on to which I have installed CPU-ID.

I had reason to use it today and it announced a newer version and would I like to update.

The update process failed because drive 'J' didn't exist. Clearly when I originally installed CPU-ID, the USB drive was allocated drive letter 'J'. Now it was being allocated 'I'.

Fortunately I had another stick available and I inserted this, checking it was allocated drive 'I'.

I then inserted the CPU-ID stick, which was allocated drive 'J' and I was able to update CPU-ID.

The question is, if I didn't have anything else available what would I do apart from maybe reformatting the memory stick and starting again.

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Darkfire
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Re: USB Drive Issue

If you open windows disk management you can specify a specific drive letter to use for any drive Smiley 

 

 

Unfortunately this looks more like an issue with CPU-ID and it looking for an absolute filepath for updates

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Re: USB Drive Issue

Copy to a folder on your on hard drive, update it then copy back to stick?

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Strat
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Re: USB Drive Issue


@Darkfire wrote:

Unfortunately this looks more like an issue with CPU-ID and it looking for an absolute filepath for updates

This is what I thought and with no option to change it as I could see.

 

@Pete11 wrote:

Copy to a folder on your on hard drive, update it then copy back to stick?

But the update process may still be looking for the precise path of the files.

 

Anyway thanks very much for your comments.


 

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Darkfire
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Re: USB Drive Issue

If you open Disk Management and right click the current partition on the drive at the bottom, there is an option to change drive letter or path, that should solve any issues Smiley 

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Re: USB Drive Issue

@Darkfire  Does that give an option for renaming as a "wild card".... in other words, so that the drive is allocated the "next available" drive letter...  otherwise, @Strat will have the same recurring problem, as the usb stick will be a "named" drive... and any updates would be looking for that previous named drive letter ?

Or am I on a tangent to nowhere, with this question ?

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Re: USB Drive Issue

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Re: USB Drive Issue

CPUID is pretty small. Why not install on the system?

Or, the portable version shouldn't need anything else:

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/cpu-z-portable