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Windows 7: rename OS partition


28 Nov 2009   #1
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
rename OS partition

to rename a partition that contains an OS in XP you would goto start up and recovery there you could change the name of the OS but that option seems to have moved,
where has it moved to?
thanks


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28 Nov 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

My Computer > right-click drive > rename...? That?
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28 Nov 2009   #3
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

no, during boot up i want to be able to change the name of the OS
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28 Nov 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

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28 Nov 2009   #5
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

you used to be able to just change the boot.ini in xp is that option no longer available in 7?
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28 Nov 2009   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Boot.ini is a relic for primitive boot managers. Windows Vista and 7 use a more sophisticated boot manager.
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28 Nov 2009   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

logicearth,

I realize that we don't share the same viewpoint on this, but "sophisticated boot manager" seems like an oxymoron to me. Maybe I'm just not sophistiscated enough to appreciate it.
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28 Nov 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxheadroom View Post
to rename a partition that contains an OS in XP you would goto start up and recovery there you could change the name of the OS but that option seems to have moved,
where has it moved to?
thanks
Hey Max

Just type disk amanegment in search>pproperties>change

the other is just to right click the drive letter and properites

Good luck

Kenn J++
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28 Nov 2009   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Not sure Disk Mgmt will also change it in the Boot Menu, if that's what OP wants.

Might need to use EasyBCD>Change Settings:
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28 Nov 2009   #10
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I realize that we don't share the same viewpoint on this, but "sophisticated boot manager" seems like an oxymoron to me. Maybe I'm just not sophistiscated enough to appreciate it.
Compared to the limited functionality compared to the boot managers residing in previous versions of Windows? It is.
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