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Windows 7: Dual Boot: Changing OS Name


07 Feb 2009   #1

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 
Dual Boot: Changing OS Name

I just switched over to a SSD, and ghosted over my dual boot partitions (XP/7). XP booted up fine, 7 didn't work at first and then I got it to repair itself using my old hard drive.

The first thing I noticed is my bootloader said

Windows XP
Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)

I found out which one worked and which was the old one, so I deleted the empty name. It now says

Windows XP
Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)

All I want to do is change the name back to Windows 7

Before it was like this (And it was perfect)

Windows XP
Windows 7

How do I change the name? Im using EasyBCD 1.7.2


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07 Feb 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Go to "Change settings" and, at the top, select windows 7.
On the bottom window, change the name to anything you fancy.
"Save settings"
Done
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07 Feb 2009   #3

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Thank you that worked perfect.

One thing I just noticed is that its showing the Vista loading screen, where the status bar just moves along and comes back around with 3 green squares.

How do I get the Windows 7 loading screen back on here?
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07 Feb 2009   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AGlobalThreatsK View Post
Thank you that worked perfect.

One thing I just noticed is that its showing the Vista loading screen, where the status bar just moves along and comes back around with 3 green squares.

How do I get the Windows 7 loading screen back on here?
I'd like to know that, each time I've done a repair you lose the loading screen.

Any ideas Brink.
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07 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Try a Repair Install, it has worked for this problem and you don't need to reinstall any programs.

Repair Install
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07 Feb 2009   #6

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

I have to do a full repair just to get the loading screen back?
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07 Feb 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You could try the alternate bootscreen and see if you prefer it :

Type msconfig in the start search box, run it when it pops up.

Under the boot tab, tick the box labelled No GUI boot

Click OK

Click Restart -or Exit without restart, if you want to wait till your next restart.

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Hope it helps

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