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Windows 7: Dual boot question


15 Jul 2009   #1

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Dual boot question

I have successfully formatted my second HD into 3 partitions: Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 64 bit, and XP. The startup menu works fine but the two Windows 7 lines are the same. I may not be using the correct term for startup menu, but it is the one that appears when dual booting. Anyway, I would like to find the file so I can change the two identical lines to different lines. That is, instead of both saying "windows 7" I can change them to "Windows 7 x86" and Windows 7 x64" or something like that. Anybody know where that file is?

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15 Jul 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I have successfully formatted my second HD into 3 partitions: Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 64 bit, and XP. The startup menu works fine but the two Windows 7 lines are the same. I may not be using the correct term for startup menu, but it is the one that appears when dual booting. Anyway, I would like to find the file so I can change the two identical lines to different lines. That is, instead of both saying "windows 7" I can change them to "Windows 7 x86" and Windows 7 x64" or something like that. Anybody know where that file is?
Vista Boot Pro or EasyBCD. Two non-TSR apps that are easy to use. EasyBCD caused me to temporarily lose XP as a bootable OS, but I was able to recover.
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15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse
 
 

Yep, or if you know what you're doing, use bcdedit.
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15 Jul 2009   #4

 
Rise above, see the big picture

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjaak327 View Post
Yep, or if you know what you're doing, use bcdedit.
A reasonable conclusion, based solely on the evidence at hand, is... If he was proficient with BCDedit, this particular question would not have been posted, or phrased in the manner it was.
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15 Jul 2009   #5

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse
 
 

Well, he might not be aware of the option, however I think that your conclusion is quite logical.
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15 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I have successfully formatted my second HD into 3 partitions: Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 64 bit, and XP. The startup menu works fine but the two Windows 7 lines are the same. I may not be using the correct term for startup menu, but it is the one that appears when dual booting. Anyway, I would like to find the file so I can change the two identical lines to different lines. That is, instead of both saying "windows 7" I can change them to "Windows 7 x86" and Windows 7 x64" or something like that. Anybody know where that file is?

Try this tutorial by Brink. It's just what you need. Good luck!

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager
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