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Windows 7: Renaming Drives

28 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Renaming Drives

I just had to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I have two hard drives and two burners.

When I click on burners to rename, there is NO option to rename. I have never seen this before.

I have two hard drives and each is partitioned into 3 partitions.
The main drive (with OS) gives the option to rename but does NOT actually rename the drive.
The secondary hard drive does NOT even give the option to rename.

I have done this for years and have never had this come up. Does anyone have any ideas???

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28 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try Cannot Rename Hard Disks

I don't know about burners, never seen them being renamed.

Restart to see if names stick, have heard before that they may default after a restart.
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28 Jun 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

How I rename partitions.

Tick on Start/Computer
Right tick on drive/partition. and select rename. Must be done with admin account. Type in the new name. Then I reboot and see if the name stays as changed. It always has.
I know of now way of renaming a burner. I don't know why.

I name my partitions by the operating system on them. I use hot swaps. When I plug in a hot swap ssd because of the operating system name I can tell one from the other no matter what partition letter Windows gives them. When I hot swap a ssd for back ups it's name is back up no matter what letter Windows makes the ssd back up.

When I use 3rd party programs like for backups, no matter what the program list the drive or partition as the name lets me know what it is so I don't make a mistake.

Windows uses "0" as the first drive and many 3rd party programs use "1" as the first drive.
Naming things help me understand what is what.
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28 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

The problem with renaming an ODD/Optical Disc Drive is there is no way to store information in it like there is with HDD or SSD. Could be the brand name and/or model seen in Windows Explorer or My Computer is part of the firmware on the drive.
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29 Jun 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro

Everything really looks weird. When I go to Start --> Computer, it just don't look right from what I have seen in the past.

As much as I don't want to I guess I am going to install Windows one more time.
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29 Jun 2015   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

What do you mean it doesn`t look right ?

Are you talking about Aero ?

Did you install the graphics driver ?
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29 Jun 2015   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Screenshot please even if you re-install.

Clean Install Windows 7
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29 Jun 2015   #8

Windows 7 Pro

I have reinstalled Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Now I can rename both the burners and all the partitions.

The only strange thing it did was before I installed windows I formatted C drive twice. After it was installed the partitions had the same thing I had named then on the previous install. At least for now I am happy with the way it is.
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