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Local Disk C:\Windows is displayed as "WINDOWS"

  1. #1


    Australia, NSW
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Local Disk C:\Windows is displayed as "WINDOWS"


    Local Disk C:\Windows is displayed as "WINDOWS"
    This is what it looks like, is there anyway to fix this and revert it back to normal capitalisation?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Has it impacted system stability?
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  3. #3


    Australia, NSW
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Has it impacted system stability?
    I got an error code from ESN (Battlefield 4 - Battelog plugin) I had to reinstall that. But other than that no, I would just like to change it back to "Windows".
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  4. #4


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I think you could do this by booting using a recovery CD into the command prompt then renaming using

    ren WINDOWS win

    then

    ren win Windows


    But you could always boot using a linux distro DVD (I like Mint personally) , don't install it , just run it from the DVD and rename the folder using the GUI folder rename there.
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  5. #5


    Australia, NSW
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Would that work if I entered advanced boot options and settings through Windows 8 - PC Settings, General, Advanced Start-up ?

    EDIT: I know there is a cmd prompt in the settings.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I'm not sure , depends if doing that locks some of the files due to them being loaded in on boot up....you could try, worst case , it refuses.
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  7. #7


    Australia, NSW
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Ok, will do, thanks for your help
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