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How Does BootIt NG Handle Volume Labels?

The current version of BootIt NG handles volume labels as outlined below:

FAT/FAT32 Partitions

If the Use Volume Label setting is enabled, BootIt NG retrieves and displays the volume label of FAT/FAT32 partitions. If you change the volume label either in BootIt NG itself or in a DOS or Windows 9x/Me environment, BootIt NG will display the new name automatically. However, if you change the volume label of a FAT/FAT32 partition under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 or Vista/Windows 7, BootIt NG will not automatically use the new name. This is due to the fact that the volume label field in the boot sector is not correctly updated under these versions of Windows. To work around this issue, change volume labels either in DOS, Windows 9x/Me, or in BootIt NG itself.

If the Use Volume Label setting is disabled, BootIt NG displays the partition name stored in the MPT (or, for volumes, the OS/2 BM name). If you change the volume label in an environment other than BootIt NG, the new name will not automatically be used by BootIt NG. (That is, BootIt NG will continue to display the name from the MPT or OS/2 BM.) Conversely, if you change the label in BootIt NG, then BootIt NG will continue displaying the new name, but the volume label itself will not be updated (you will have to update the volume label in an environment other than BootIt NG).

All Other Partition Types

Whether or not the Use Volume Label setting is enabled, BootIt NG displays the partition name stored in the MPT (or, for volumes, the OS/2 BM name). If you change the volume label in an environment other than BootIt NG, the new name may not automatically be used by BootIt NG. (That is, BootIt NG will continue to display the name from the MPT or OS/2 BM.) In addition, if you change the label in BootIt NG, then BootIt NG will continue displaying the new name, but the volume label itself may not be updated (you may have to update the volume label in an environment other than BootIt NG).


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