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I have a drive C drive and need a D drive.

In windows7 I created a new partition which I wish to name as D:

However when I try to apply a name D does not appear in the list.

Can anyone please advise.
Many thanks

John
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if it doesnt appear as an available option then it should be used.
Isn´t your optical drive (CD/DVD) as D drive?
Check Computer or in Manage>Disk management
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Your are mistaking the disk's label with the drive-letter assigned to it. Those are two different things. In diskmanagement right click the partition and select "Change drive letter and path" here you select the drive letter you want to assign to it. Of course if drive D is already taken, you will first have to change that (usually the DVD drive will be D by default). To change the partition's label, also right click the partition and select "properties". Here in the General tab, next to the disk icon, there is an empty space into which you can enter it's label. Here you could write "D", or "Data", or "Drive-D" for example.
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Hi John,
I wrote an article here at EE that discusses drive letters and how to manage them. The article was targeted for a different purpose (to recover drive letters when running out of them), but the techniques in it should help you (you can easily skip reading the introductory portion, which I did for a little fun). If you are unable to add the drive letter as described in that article, it may be because the partition is not formatted. In that case, right-click on it in Disk Management and select [Format...]. Regards, Joe
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Its so easy when one has friends like you all.

Thanks so much

John
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You're welcome. Always a pleasure to help people who are grateful. :)   Regards, Joe
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I loved the introduction Joe quite took me back!
Cheers

John
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Hi John,

Ah, so you've been around the computing block a few times! :)

When I started writing that article and thought back to my CP/M and early DOS days, I realized how amazing it is that we've transitioned from the A, B, and maybe C drives to a point where you can run out of 26 drive letters. Decided to have a little fun with it...happy to hear you loved it...I suspect not all readers will. Regards, Joe
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