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Old 03-25-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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Due to a meltdown I have had to re-install Windows 10 . The machine used be named Londonserver and now it has a new name ABsomething something. I want to rename back to Londonserver.
A separate Hard drive used to be named Docsdata (E:) but is now Docsdata (D:) plus the optical drive used to be named (D:) but is now (E:)

How do I reverse these drive letters because I want to ensure my backup restores to (E:) and remains as smooth as possible.

It seems simple but I don't want to make any mistakes.
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Press the Win key+X choose Disk Managerment In the lower pane of this window, right click the drive you want to change the drive letter of and choose Change Drive Letter or Paths.
If the drive letter you want to change the drive to is being used, Say D:, then change that drives drive letter to one much lower in the alphabet (ie) S: or R: that will free up that drive letter D: and then you can change the drive letter E: to the drive you want to D: Then change the drive letter of the other drive that you just changed (ie) S: to the now available drive letter of E:
To change the Computer Name, press Win key+S in the search box type Computer Name and press enter, click the Rename PC button. Restart the computer to complete the change.
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Press the Win key+X choose Disk Managerment In the lower pane of this window, right click the drive you want to change the drive letter of and choose Change Drive Letter or Paths.
If the drive letter you want to change the drive to is being used, Say D:, then change that drives drive letter to one much lower in the alphabet (ie) S: or R: that will free up that drive letter D: and then you can change the drive letter E: to the drive you want to D: Then change the drive letter of the other drive that you just changed (ie) S: to the now available drive letter of E:
To change the Computer Name, press Win key+S in the search box type Computer Name and press enter, click the Rename PC button. Restart the computer to complete the change.
Thanks will try it and let you know
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Thanks your suggestion worked fine. Appreciate the help
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