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Trying to rename my partitions

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September 15, 2010 3:48:44 PM

hi there. i've run in to a problem when trying to rename my partitions in win7, running on my HP laptop. it is a fresh install from a previous win7 installation, which had the same exact problem. i've everything that i could imagine might work but to no avail. please help.

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September 15, 2010 3:57:05 PM

Are you trying to change the display name, the drive letters, or the "boot names" on system startup? If its just the display name you can just open Computer -> Right-click Drive -> Rename.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
September 15, 2010 4:10:56 PM

If it's the drive letters (i.e., change "D:" to "U":, for example), then you need to use Disk Manager:

- Start -> right-click "My Computer" and select "Manage"
- click on "Disk Management" in the right pane.
- find the partition in the lower-right portion of the right pane, right-click on it, and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..."
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September 15, 2010 4:34:36 PM

thanx 4 the reply, but, what u mention, is the 1st thing i tried. what is strange, is that, in the disk manager the names are correct, but in "my computer it just says "local disk". :(  go figure. this is something i've never come across before, so it can't be that simple. thanx again.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
September 15, 2010 6:12:26 PM

Have you tried changing the view in the "My Computer" window? For example, selecting "Details" view instead of the default?
September 15, 2010 6:39:25 PM

thanx, but makes no difference.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
September 15, 2010 6:44:52 PM

Would it be possible to post a screen shot of what your Computer folder looks like?
September 15, 2010 9:18:15 PM

ok, i'm working on that.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
September 16, 2010 1:59:02 AM

Yep, it's just like you said alright!

If you right-click on the drive, is there a rename option? If so, what exactly happens when you choose it?
September 16, 2010 10:15:30 AM

there is a rename option, after i right the desired name and press enter it just goes back to "Local Disk". :( 
a c 209 $ Windows 7
September 16, 2010 5:08:51 PM

I've been able to Google a couple of references to other people having the same problem, but none of them seems to have a solution...

I think I'm out of ideas....
September 16, 2010 5:10:18 PM

@aegain

#1: Never ever mess up with the Disk slice (partition) labels while working within the Windows. Trust me one day it could land you in a soup!
#2 For such tasks, always use very handy FREE 3rd party tools.
September 16, 2010 9:15:16 PM

akula2 said:
@aegain

#1: Never ever mess up with the Disk slice (partition) labels while working within the Windows. Trust me one day it could land you in a soup!
#2 For such tasks, always use very handy FREE 3rd party tools.

which tools do u mean, exactly?
September 16, 2010 9:23:24 PM

i think i've given the impression of being a complete noob, but i've done stuff with a pc that amazed my i.t. mates. but u come across something like this and u're like, huh? WTF?!!
anyway, cheers to all 4 the effort.
September 17, 2010 10:54:43 AM

akula2 said:
@aegain

#1: Never ever mess up with the Disk slice (partition) labels while working within the Windows. Trust me one day it could land you in a soup!
#2 For such tasks, always use very handy FREE 3rd party tools.

ok, this seems like an interesting tool, but what does it have to do with my problem?
November 9, 2012 2:00:33 PM

aegian said:
hi there. i've run in to a problem when trying to rename my partitions in win7, running on my HP laptop. it is a fresh install from a previous win7 installation, which had the same exact problem. i've everything that i could imagine might work but to no avail. please help.

I have the same problem, I use yamicsoft win7 manager, this software has the option to fix the curent issue, work for me :) 
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