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13 Mar 2010   #
Ivan05

Win 7 64-bit/32-bit/XP
 
 

Good info, thanks.

"Start the Operating System (ex: Windows 7) that you want to change the name of in the Windows Boot Manager screen."

I'm running XP/7 dual boot and I was able to change the description of "Previous Version of Windows" (or is it "Earlier Version of WIndows"???) to "Win XP" by modifying the {ntldr} "Description" line while running in Win 7.

I tried changing it as you described in the tutorial, but I don't think XP has the corresponding command. I copied bcdedit from the Win 7 (x64) system32 folder to the XP (x86) system folder and tried running bcdedit while logged into the XP system, but it would not run under XP. Not sure if it wouldn't run as a result of x64 command in an x86 environment or a Win 7/Win XP version conflict, but editing the ntldr section while in Win 7 solved it.
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