This might help people like me that have two cd/dvd drives in there computers and keep forgetting which one is which. (ok I know it’s a age thing he-he)
Now they show up in My Computer or Windows Explorer as: NEC DVD-RW DL (G:) and SONY CD-RW (H:)
Hope this helps somebody
Before you try this backup your Registry, or make a system restore.
How to Rename a CD or DVD Drive in Windows XP/2000
Start > Run > Regedit
Go to the following key:
Assuming D is the name of your drive letter.
In the left explorer pane.
1: If there is no DriveIcons Key you will have to make one. (hi-light the Explorer key, then right click and select New Key, name it DriveIcons.
1: Assuming D is the letter of your CD/DVD drive.
2: If there is no key named D(or whatever your drive letter is) you will have to make the key, (hi-light the DriveIcons Key and right click and select New Key, name it to whatever your drive letter is) eg: D
3: If you have two drives, you will have to make keys for each drive, eg: D: & F: or whatever the drives letters are. (then follow below.)
4: Then create a key named DefaultLabel, (create one by right-clicking the key for your drive “in this case, D” and selecting New > Key. name it DefaultLabel)
5: If you have two drives you will have to make a key named DefaultLabel for each drive letter, see 3 above.
Now in the right explorer pane
- Then change the (Default) value to the label you want. to do this right click the (Default) value and select modify, then enter what you want to call your drive. if you have two drives you will have to change both (Default) values for each drive.
I have changed both my (default) values to NEC DVD-RW DL and SONY DVD-RW