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August 28, 2005 8:49:02 AM

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I am reasonably comp competent, able to fix most things but this one has me
stumped.
H/D is partitioned into 4 primary. 1st part is for op sys. 2nd and 3rd is
for storage for users, 4th is storage for ghost image
Heres how it goes, A fresh XP Home install to partition 1. During the
install, enter 3 users and everything is fine.
I understand the principal of Administrator rights and all 3 users had admin
rights.
Logging in under different users, I would change the destination
(storage/location) of there particular "MY Docs" folder to there dedicated
partitions. (nothing special)
Then I didnt need the seperate users so I deleted the other users using
admin rights of the first user I created during install.

Heres my dilemma. With only one user left, I cannot rename the partitions
that were originally designed for storage by the other users now that the
users dont exist anymore.
The warning I get is that I dont have the "Rights" to change the name of
these partitions.
I have also tried to rename while in Safe Mode but that didnt work either.
Same lack of rights
Yes - I do appreciate that a new account is created when you go into Safe
Mode (called Admin)
I do appreciate that all I need to do is override the admin rights somehow
but I havent found a way yet.

Does anyone have any ideas


Thanks in advance


Charlie
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 28, 2005 11:29:38 AM

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The "Administrator" account is created during setup of XP. Given that you have home edition, reboot into Safe mode, login with Administrator account, and then do your cleanup & re-arranging.
What you are referring to now is renaming the Volume name on the partitions. Did you try Renaming in Windows Explorer, or in Disk Management?
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----


Charlie wrote:
> I am reasonably comp competent, able to fix most things but this one
> has me stumped.
> H/D is partitioned into 4 primary. 1st part is for op sys. 2nd and
> 3rd is for storage for users, 4th is storage for ghost image
> Heres how it goes, A fresh XP Home install to partition 1. During the
> install, enter 3 users and everything is fine.
> I understand the principal of Administrator rights and all 3 users
> had admin rights.
> Logging in under different users, I would change the destination
> (storage/location) of there particular "MY Docs" folder to there
> dedicated partitions. (nothing special)
> Then I didnt need the seperate users so I deleted the other users
> using admin rights of the first user I created during install.
>
> Heres my dilemma. With only one user left, I cannot rename the
> partitions that were originally designed for storage by the other
> users now that the users dont exist anymore.
> The warning I get is that I dont have the "Rights" to change the name
> of these partitions.
> I have also tried to rename while in Safe Mode but that didnt work
> either. Same lack of rights
> Yes - I do appreciate that a new account is created when you go into
> Safe Mode (called Admin)
> I do appreciate that all I need to do is override the admin rights
> somehow but I havent found a way yet.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas
>
>
> Thanks in advance
>
>
> Charlie
August 28, 2005 11:29:39 AM

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Thanks for reply Maurice. Yes I have tried all the average types of renaming.
Logging into safe mode - all the rest.
Any other ideas that might delve in a bit further

Thanks Charlie

"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> The "Administrator" account is created during setup of XP. Given that you have home edition, reboot into Safe mode, login with Administrator account, and then do your cleanup & re-arranging.
> What you are referring to now is renaming the Volume name on the partitions. Did you try Renaming in Windows Explorer, or in Disk Management?
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
>
> Charlie wrote:
> > I am reasonably comp competent, able to fix most things but this one
> > has me stumped.
> > H/D is partitioned into 4 primary. 1st part is for op sys. 2nd and
> > 3rd is for storage for users, 4th is storage for ghost image
> > Heres how it goes, A fresh XP Home install to partition 1. During the
> > install, enter 3 users and everything is fine.
> > I understand the principal of Administrator rights and all 3 users
> > had admin rights.
> > Logging in under different users, I would change the destination
> > (storage/location) of there particular "MY Docs" folder to there
> > dedicated partitions. (nothing special)
> > Then I didnt need the seperate users so I deleted the other users
> > using admin rights of the first user I created during install.
> >
> > Heres my dilemma. With only one user left, I cannot rename the
> > partitions that were originally designed for storage by the other
> > users now that the users dont exist anymore.
> > The warning I get is that I dont have the "Rights" to change the name
> > of these partitions.
> > I have also tried to rename while in Safe Mode but that didnt work
> > either. Same lack of rights
> > Yes - I do appreciate that a new account is created when you go into
> > Safe Mode (called Admin)
> > I do appreciate that all I need to do is override the admin rights
> > somehow but I havent found a way yet.
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> >
> > Charlie
>
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Anonymous
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August 28, 2005 1:02:52 PM

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You can trey changing permissions and volume name in the registry, at your
own risk, of course.
Go to Hkey_ Local>system>Mounted devices, right click>permissions. Then
from the same location, Hkey_local>system>mounted devices, look on the right
side for the partition you want to rename, it'll be something like Dos
Devices( drive letter).

"Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:221096D5-1578-4BB6-A94C-72896E3F352B@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for reply Maurice. Yes I have tried all the average types of
> renaming.
> Logging into safe mode - all the rest.
> Any other ideas that might delve in a bit further
>
> Thanks Charlie
>
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
>
>> The "Administrator" account is created during setup of XP. Given that you
>> have home edition, reboot into Safe mode, login with Administrator
>> account, and then do your cleanup & re-arranging.
>> What you are referring to now is renaming the Volume name on the
>> partitions. Did you try Renaming in Windows Explorer, or in Disk
>> Management?
>> --
>> Maurice N
>> MVP Windows - Shell / User
>> -----
>>
>>
>> Charlie wrote:
>> > I am reasonably comp competent, able to fix most things but this one
>> > has me stumped.
>> > H/D is partitioned into 4 primary. 1st part is for op sys. 2nd and
>> > 3rd is for storage for users, 4th is storage for ghost image
>> > Heres how it goes, A fresh XP Home install to partition 1. During the
>> > install, enter 3 users and everything is fine.
>> > I understand the principal of Administrator rights and all 3 users
>> > had admin rights.
>> > Logging in under different users, I would change the destination
>> > (storage/location) of there particular "MY Docs" folder to there
>> > dedicated partitions. (nothing special)
>> > Then I didnt need the seperate users so I deleted the other users
>> > using admin rights of the first user I created during install.
>> >
>> > Heres my dilemma. With only one user left, I cannot rename the
>> > partitions that were originally designed for storage by the other
>> > users now that the users dont exist anymore.
>> > The warning I get is that I dont have the "Rights" to change the name
>> > of these partitions.
>> > I have also tried to rename while in Safe Mode but that didnt work
>> > either. Same lack of rights
>> > Yes - I do appreciate that a new account is created when you go into
>> > Safe Mode (called Admin)
>> > I do appreciate that all I need to do is override the admin rights
>> > somehow but I havent found a way yet.
>> >
>> > Does anyone have any ideas
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> >
>> >
>> > Charlie
>>
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 28, 2005 1:43:37 PM

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here, I found this,
http://www.petri.co.il/change_system_drive_letter_in_wi...


"lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message
news:uo6Huk9qFHA.2072@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> You can trey changing permissions and volume name in the registry, at your
> own risk, of course.
> Go to Hkey_ Local>system>Mounted devices, right click>permissions. Then
> from the same location, Hkey_local>system>mounted devices, look on the
> right side for the partition you want to rename, it'll be something like
> Dos Devices( drive letter).
>
> "Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:221096D5-1578-4BB6-A94C-72896E3F352B@microsoft.com...
>> Thanks for reply Maurice. Yes I have tried all the average types of
>> renaming.
>> Logging into safe mode - all the rest.
>> Any other ideas that might delve in a bit further
>>
>> Thanks Charlie
>>
>> "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
>>
>>> The "Administrator" account is created during setup of XP. Given that
>>> you have home edition, reboot into Safe mode, login with Administrator
>>> account, and then do your cleanup & re-arranging.
>>> What you are referring to now is renaming the Volume name on the
>>> partitions. Did you try Renaming in Windows Explorer, or in Disk
>>> Management?
>>> --
>>> Maurice N
>>> MVP Windows - Shell / User
>>> -----
>>>
>>>
>>> Charlie wrote:
>>> > I am reasonably comp competent, able to fix most things but this one
>>> > has me stumped.
>>> > H/D is partitioned into 4 primary. 1st part is for op sys. 2nd and
>>> > 3rd is for storage for users, 4th is storage for ghost image
>>> > Heres how it goes, A fresh XP Home install to partition 1. During the
>>> > install, enter 3 users and everything is fine.
>>> > I understand the principal of Administrator rights and all 3 users
>>> > had admin rights.
>>> > Logging in under different users, I would change the destination
>>> > (storage/location) of there particular "MY Docs" folder to there
>>> > dedicated partitions. (nothing special)
>>> > Then I didnt need the seperate users so I deleted the other users
>>> > using admin rights of the first user I created during install.
>>> >
>>> > Heres my dilemma. With only one user left, I cannot rename the
>>> > partitions that were originally designed for storage by the other
>>> > users now that the users dont exist anymore.
>>> > The warning I get is that I dont have the "Rights" to change the name
>>> > of these partitions.
>>> > I have also tried to rename while in Safe Mode but that didnt work
>>> > either. Same lack of rights
>>> > Yes - I do appreciate that a new account is created when you go into
>>> > Safe Mode (called Admin)
>>> > I do appreciate that all I need to do is override the admin rights
>>> > somehow but I havent found a way yet.
>>> >
>>> > Does anyone have any ideas
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Thanks in advance
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Charlie
>>>
>
>
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