How to Change a Hard Drive Name

It is possible to specify exactly what drive letter is assigned to a particular drive. If you do not want your DVD drive to be D:, it can be changed to Z: instead. Be careful when changing drive letters, however: Software installed under a different drive letter may not work when you change it.

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Change a Hard Drive Name

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Log in with an account that has administrator rights.

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Click "Start."

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Click "Control Panel."

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Click "Performance and Maintenance."

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Click "Administrative Tools."

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Double-click "Computer Management."

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Click "Disk Management." Available drives will appear in the right pane.

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Right-click the drive you want to change. Click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."

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Click "Change."

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Click "Assign the following drive letter."

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Choose the drive letter you want to use.

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Click "OK."

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Click "Yes" at the confirmation screen.

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Log in with an account that has administrator rights.

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Click "Start."

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Click "Control Panel."

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Click "System Maintenance."

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Click "Administrative Tools."

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Click "Computer Management."

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Click "Disk Management." Available drives will appear in the right pane.

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Right-click the drive you want to change. Click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."

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Click "Change."

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Click "Assign the following drive letter."

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Choose the drive letter you want to use.

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Click "OK."

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Click "Yes" at the confirmation screen.

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