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Windows 7: Safe to change OS name in registry?

25 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 HP x64. VM's - Ubuntu 11, XP Pro, Windows 2000, Win 7 Enterprise, Vista x86
Safe to change OS name in registry?

I know it is possible to delete that annoying (recovered) label through BCD and with third party utilities.

Is it safe to make the change MANUALLY in this registry hive?


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25 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Should be, though you may need to edit permissions before you can change. Having said that, please backup everything before you mess around and be prepared to troubleshoot.
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25 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello DazedKnight, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean the OS name in Windows Boot Manager, then yes it's safe to change. Here's another couple of ways to change it as well.

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager

Hope this helps,
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