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Windows 7: (Recovered)

09 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
(Recovered)

I recently installed Windows 7 and XP on two different disks. I used to only have Windows 7 running on my main. A few days ago, I added another drive and installed XP on it. It didn't really screw up the installation, but it would not allow Windows 7 to start when I booted from the Windows 7 drive. So I went into the installation disk and repaired the installation, and everything seems to be good. However, I see this (recovered) tag to the right whenever my computer talks about its operating system (i.e. "Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)"). Is there a way to remove this tag, and is this an indicator that I need to reinstall windows (I don't see any problems right now)?


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09 Mar 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Your installation should be fine - if you want to change the name that is displayed, there are a couple of ways to do this .

First boot into the o/s whose name you wish to change - in this case Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)

1. Using bcdedit.

Open an elevated cmd prompt and backup your existing settings like this:

at the prompt, type:

bcdedit /export C:\BCDBACKUP {enter}

Then type:

bcdedit /set {current} description "Win 7" {enter}

Whatever you typed between the "" will be the new name or description.

N.B. ( if you ever want to restore that backup, type :

bcdedit /import C:\BCDBACKUP {enter} )

2. Alternatively , you can use the free Easybcd

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies


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1. Click Change Settings.

2. Select the o/s whose name you want to change in the drop down flap.

3. Click where it says Name to put the cursor there, type any name you want.

4. Click Save Settings.

Hope it helps

SIW2


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09 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Your installation should be fine - if you want to change the name that is displayed, there are a couple of ways to do this .

First boot into the o/s whose name you wish to change - in this case Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)

1. Using bcdedit.

Open an elevated cmd prompt and backup your existing settings like this:

at the prompt, type:

bcdedit /export C:\BCDBACKUP {enter}

( if you ever want to restore that backup, type :

bcdedit /import C:\BCDBACKUP {enter} )

Then type:

bcdedit /set {current} description "Win 7" {enter}

Whatever you typed between the "" will be the new name or description.

2. Alternatively , you can use the free Easybcd

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies


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1. Click Change Settings.

2. Select the o/s whose name you want to change in the drop down flap.

3. Click where it says Name to put the cursor there, type any name you want.

4. Click Save Settings.

Hope it helps

SIW2
Thank you so much! You can't imagine how much I appreciate the help.
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09 Mar 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Tooz , you are very welcome
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22 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

i just found this cmd. i had always had this on vista because i was dual booting with xp and vista using easybcd. somehow along the way and i dont remember exactly what happened but i had to use recovery mode thru repair via the vista dvd and it made it say (recovered) after that. i always hated that and wished i'd seen this sooner.

well it happened again to me only this time i am dual booting Windows 7. all i can say is google is your friend!

and thanks SIW2 i used the bcedit.exe method :tup:
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