Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Not able to rename Partitions

12 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saikalyan View Post

Actually i had XP 32 bit OS installed in C. I upgraded to Windows Ultimate 64 bit and removed the folder "Windows.Old" that had traces of previous XP OS. So i've only one OS on my system right now. And moreover, I've re-sized all these partitions using EASEUS after installing Windows 7. Earlier D partition had some 50 GB hardly.
Well, this shoots down my earlier hypothesis as to how you managed to get D to be your "active+boot" partition.

Would have been nice to have a screenshot or true details about your earlier partition setup, before you used Easeus to resize things.

The history you describe of an in-place upgrade from WinXP on C to Win7 on the same C partition doesn't explain how a 100GB D partition comes to be your "active+boot" partition. Did you maybe also have an earlier version of Windows at some time way back, maybe Win98 that went into that partition, before you installed XP in what today is C? Did you use Vista as an intermediate step? Normally, you can't just go directly from XP to Win7 (as I've recently learned).

The fact that D is your first partition and is "primary" and "active+boot", and that E is your next partition and is also "primary", finally followed by the "extended partition" wherein are located all of your other "logical" partitions including C first, and that D, E and C are "problematic"... this is just very suspicious to me.

I don't have an explanation yet, but I just find it very curious that D is your "active+boot" partition and is 100GB with real data in it, but that this was not originally your actual earlier XP partition.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

If you are still trying to sort this out,:

Open the Computer window.

Press the ALT key.

Click View >Choose Details>Tick Name>OK.
It should be ticked by default, refreshing it might help
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Not able to rename Partitions

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Rename Mycomputer
How to prevent users to rename my computer icon on desktop.
General Discussion
Can't Rename My Hard Disk Partitions !
Hello .. Partitions labels in Windows Explorer are different than Disk Management ! When i Rename any Partition labels nothing Change ! How to fix this?
How to create home partitions and partitions for the OS with programs?
Hello, One of my friends has a windows 7 computer with an account for himself, his mother and his 2 sisters. All the home directorys are stored in drive C. Partition D is shared. The question is, how to get a partition layout like this? Partition 1: OS + programs Partition 2: home partition...
Installation & Setup
'Rename' box doesn't show up when I rename a file shortcut
So basically (I'll try to be descriptive), I have an Excel file (extension xlsm) on my USB and I right click it, send to --> desktop (create shortcut). I see the shortcut. I right click and attempt to rename it with a different file extension, but the 'Rename' box doesn't show up like I believe it...
General Discussion
Partitions - View Hidden Partitions
How to View Hidden Partitions I got the idea for this tutorial after reading Greg’s posting # 42 in this thread. The method described there is workable with a running system, but when the system does not boot, the method in this tutorial will work though. The main interest in hidden...
Hi. How to rename Sources Folder or install.wim in windows 7 ?
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App