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Windows 7: Not able to rename Partitions

12 Jun 2011   #1
saikalyan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not able to rename Partitions

Hello everybody,

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.. I'm not able to rename Partitions C,D and E.. But EASEUS Partition Master shows the desired names, but its not reflected in My Computer.. How can i fix this issue?

Thanks in advance.




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12 Jun 2011   #2
dsperber

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

I am certainly confused.

How did you get your C partition to be "logical" instead of "primary"?

This is a Win7 environment? I don't see a "system reserved" partition, which is normally the "active" and "primary" partition in which boot manager files go. This isn't critical, but I don't understand how you managed to get your D partition showing as "system", and your C partition showing as "boot" and "logical".

Can you please post a screenshot from DISKMGMT.MSC? Please expand it to full-screen first, and spread the columns so we can see all the text.

It would also be helpful if you could download and install Partition Wizard v6 Home Edition (which is free). It's very similar to Easeus but may give a slightly different presentation on a screenshot. Again, please spread the columns so we can see all the text.

Easeus isn't showing the "active" partition, so it's not that helpful in answering my questions. Both DISKMGMT and Partition Wizard will show that info.
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12 Jun 2011   #3
saikalyan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the quick response. I'm new to Windows 7. I'm hereby attaching the screen shots that you have asked for reference.


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12 Jun 2011   #4
dsperber

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saikalyan View Post
I'm not able to rename Partitions C,D and E.
Ok. Those new screenshots are very helpful.

They show that it is your D partition ("soft") which is actually your "active" and "primary" partition on the drive (which is what a WinXP system partition would have looked like). It's about 100GB, so I'm guessing it may actually have been your old WinXP partition at one time... or maybe it even IS your current WinXP partition, in a multi-boot WinXP/Win7 environment.

Am I right here? What is the history and evolution of your current 100GB D partition? Do you have a boot manager menu that appears at boot time showing both WinXP and Win7, or does it go directly to Win7?

Anyway, it looks like you then probably installed Win7 as a second OS, targeting it into a "logical" partition (which is perfectly valid). And that's how we now see the C partition as "logical". Ok. No problem at all.


Ok. Now. What exactly do you want to do???

What exactly do you want to rename C, D and E to???

Do you mean you want to "label" these three partitions something other than "system", "soft", and "ann,rs,others"?

What happens if you use the now-installed Partition Wizard to do this re-label function, instead of Easeus? Just select the partition you want to re-label, right-click, and select the "label" item on the popup menu.

You should have no problem setting a label on D and E right away. To change the label on C you'll have to let Partition Wizard trigger a re-boot, in order to complete that step... because you can't relabel the C partition while Windows is up and running. So Partition Wizard will kick in at re-boot time to finish the job.

When you get back into Win7 after the re-boot, all three partitions should reflect your re-label.

Please let us know how it goes. Use Partition Wizard to re-label your partitions.
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12 Jun 2011   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You can also go into Computer and right click and use the "Rename" to change it there.
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12 Jun 2011   #6
dsperber

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
You can also go into Computer and right click and use the "Rename" to change it there.
You can also go into DISKMGMT.MSC and right-click on the partition, and select Properties, and then change the label there as well.

Lots of different ways to skin this cat, and Partition Wizard is just one.

But I believe the re-label of C will require a re-boot to actually complete.
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12 Jun 2011   #7
saikalyan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@bigmck.. it did not work

@dsperbr..

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.

Do you mean you want to "label" these three partitions something other than "system", "soft", and "ann,rs,others"?

The desired labels are being showed up only in the applications related to Partition Management like EASEUS, PARTITION WIZARD and DISKMGMT.MSC. But this is not reflected in My Computer. Please see the screenshot.


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12 Jun 2011   #8
saikalyan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Partition Wizard asked for reboot in order to SET the LABELS for C and D.It did not ask reboot for E.

But after performing this, i'm just able to see the new label in the PARTITION TABLE picture, not in My Computer. When i rebooted my system, Partition Wizard worked in BOOT Mode and set the LABELS. BUt the same thing goes again.. its reflected only in Partition Table picture not in "My Computer"
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12 Jun 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Saikalyan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below to rename the drive/partition labels. Try each option to see what may work best for you.

Drive - Rename

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Jun 2011   #10
dsperber

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saikalyan View Post
Partition Wizard asked for reboot in order to SET the LABELS for C and D.It did not ask reboot for E.
Interesting.


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But after performing this, i'm just able to see the new label in the PARTITION TABLE picture, not in My Computer. When i rebooted my system, Partition Wizard worked in BOOT Mode and set the LABELS. BUt the same thing goes again.. its reflected only in Partition Table picture not in "My Computer"
I now understand what problem you're describing. Your Computer screenshot shows the issue.

And yet, you say that the correct new label values DO appear in Partition Wizard as well as DISKMGMT... just not in Computer! Bizarre.


What happens when you right-click on say E in Computer, and select Properties? What do you currently see in the title bar... the new label value you've just set, or "local disk"?

Is the label area highlighted and available for changing? Can you type something in there? What happens if you change it this way?

For example, here's a partition of mine WITH a label:




and here's a partition without a label:




What do you see in your case for C, D and E through this Properties method?
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