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Windows 7: How to edit dual boot choice menu


23 Jan 2012   #1

Win 7 x64
 
 
How to edit dual boot choice menu

I added a new HDD and formatted it with a second instance of Windows 7-64. Now, when I boot up, I get a menu that gives me a choice of the two Windows 7 OS's.
I would like to edit this file so it has more descriptive names. In fact, I would like to eliminate the menu altogether as I can control which drive boots using F8, which gives me a list of all my drives that I can choose from (assuming this is safe to do).


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23 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This can be done quite easily using the BCDEDIT tool. See BCDEDIT - How to Use
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23 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

The easiest way to edit the bootloader is by using EasyBCD (browse to the bottom for the FREE version)- it lets you edit the options with ease.

Regards,
Golden

***EDIT : Dwarfs method will also work just as well.


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23 Jan 2012   #4
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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23 Jan 2012   #5

Win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks guys. All very good suggestions. I will try them later this evening.
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23 Jan 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Donny. Please let us know how it went.
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