Windows 7 - Renaming a Disk label

October 2016

There are two ways to change the name (or label) of an hard disk, which is often associated with the name of the operating system installed on it.

First Method

  • Go to Computer, right click on the drive to rename (the hard drive is usually the name of the installation system installed).
  • In the context menu, select Properties.
  • In the General tab of the dialog box (properties of the disc) enter the new name you want to give your hard drive.
    • Note: The field can not exceed 32 characters.

Second Method

  • Go to Computer.
  • Right-click on the disk to be renamed.
  • In the shortcut menu, click Rename.
  • In the text box, enter the name of your choice (maximum 32 characters) and press the Enter key.
    • Note that: This trick has nothing to do with the change of letters assigned to drives (C,D,E,F etc. ...).

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