Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to Globalmark)
Yes, but you have to do it on the Windows side of each seperate disk. When logged into respective HDD Windows Partition, i believe its as simple as going into the file explorer, right clicking the drive, and renaming it. If that isnt what your after, i highly recommend downloading a free simple disk utlity for windows and doing it there. but im about 99% certain right clicking the drive and renaming it is the way to go!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to Globalmark)
I'm not sure where your Windows OSs are. Few pictures of mine in 1 Bootcamped space of a 500gb drive.
Double click to see detail. Mac Pro OSX Mt. Lion is in another drive bay.
Boot up with option key shows 1 Windows And 1 Mac icon. Windows is target in OSX, and has it's own Choice options menu of Windows 7 or Windows 8.
This can be set to default to 1 or the other with a time delay of say 3 seconds before it goes automatically into your preference (Windows 8) setting.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to ReMacs)
ReMacs - sorry have no idea what you mean , I have Windows XP - if you know how do change boot order in XP can you let me know ?
Thanks for info , I have tried to change name in Windows side , but that changes the name of the disk , but still just says WINDOWS in the Boot options screen ,
At the moment when I hold down options at start up , I have a choice of
1tb mac drive (as I named it in mac)
500gb mac drive (as I named in mac , now this in optical bay)
WINDOWS ( named differently in mac and windows side )
WINDOWS (named differently in mac and windows side)
These are my choices and there is no way I can see of finding which Windows is in the optical bay (old one) and which is new main HDD , does not seem to matter if click far left or right one on list still one in optical bay I think starts up .
So how can I rename one of these drives that say WINDOWS or ID which is which ?
Other wise temporary option , is I can unmount the optical bay drive , only need it until confirmed new drive is good , few weeks .
So does anyone know how to unmount the optical drive for a period and remount when I need it , short of opening the case again and unplugging it ? But also stay uncounted when I restart the computer . If need script can you give me step by step instructions how to do .
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 2:36 AM (in response to Globalmark)
Easiest solution until you are 100% sure, is to use the old 1-2 left-right rule in your Option boot menu.
The left Windows icon will always be Windows XP version 1 and the other version 2.
There is this to look into but resulting menu would be a choice of Windos XP vs. Windows XP
If you see other Windows disk in either XP OS? you are in, then you should see the 2 of them in "Startup and Recovery".
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 3:09 AM (in response to ReMacs)
Thanks for the info however , the left right rule does not seem to work , which either one I click seems to open windows on the same 75gb version , not the new cloned one , even though cloned fine and shows up everywhere.
And on the startup and recovery page there is only one option , I do not get 2 versions of windows ? Maybe as a exact clone I don't know ?
Any other ideas ?