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Oct 22, 2013

Consider this screenshot from first page:

I just want to know, is it possible to seperate the DVD-ROM drives into seperate categories like they were in Windows 8 and all other previous versions.

In 8.1, now the DVD-ROM drives appear mixed under the "Devices and Drives" depending on drive letter. I even have an iPhone Browser and Nokia Phone Browser appearing here, both of which have no drive letters. They aren't even drives.

I would like to take these icons out of the Hard Drives into an "Other" category like they were in Windows 7 and 8.

I have a lot of drives and was so used to the position each drive appeared.

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The largest OS uese 89 Gigs, so that is not an issue, and I will redo several installs of software, but that's not important right now.

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I'd rather not, but I can change the connections of the SATA cables if I HAD to! The BIOS is pretty advanced, so I don't expect that to be an issue.

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