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Windows 7: A name change for a dual-boot setup, help!

11 Oct 2012   #1
RPetrelli

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A name change for a dual-boot setup, help!

So I have both Windows 7 Home premium 64 and 32 bit installed on a split partition on my hard drive, but when I try go to boot, both editions just say: Windows 7.

Q:
How do I change of the operating systems to boot to for the BCD File in Windows 7 so that perhaps one of them says Windows 7 32-bit while the other says Windows 7 64-bit.

I know that in XP it is just a text file you have to edit, but in 7 it seems a bit more difficult.

Thanks,
RPetrelli


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11 Oct 2012   #2
exoTron

Windows 7
 
 

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager


1. Hit the windows button
2. Type "command prompt"
3. right click on Command Prompt > run as administrator
4. type "bcdedit"
5. next type "bcdedit /set {current} Description YOURDESCRIPTIONHERE"
6. restart

This way you can tell apart the two upon start-up.
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