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Windows 7: Win 7 Professional install shows as Vista in System Config Boot

16 Aug 2012   #1
braincramp

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 Professional install shows as Vista in System Config Boot

Hi - I have a machine that has came with Windows 7 Professional installed on it. The System module in Control Panel shows it correctly as Windows 7 Professional with SP1.

I have never added another operating system or attempted to set it to dual boot mode, yet under the Administrative tools -> System Configuration utility (boot tab) it shows as Microsoft Windows Vista.

I have had this pc for about a year and this is the first time I noticed it, but I don't know if it was like this since the start (I don't think so).

Is it something I need to worry about?

Thanks

Dave


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16 Aug 2012   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry, it looks like you have already check the system dialog. If it is showing correct, it probably means the entry in the BCD store is mis-named.

I suppose if you have the snap-to and Start menu Orb and aero, it has to be 7.
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16 Aug 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know how you got visa there. Mine indicates Windows 7. Try this, hit the Windows Flag Key and the Pause Key at the same time. At the top should be your system.Name:  Capture.PNG
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What ever that indicates is what you got.


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16 Aug 2012   #4
braincramp

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just to clarify - everything on my computer behaves as though Win7 professional is installed correctly, with the one exception of the System Configuration utility showing Vista as my boot OS.

My other Win 7 pc's show Windows 7 as the boot OS.

I do not know if this should be a concern - for example is this typical of any rootkit infections?

Thanks
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16 Aug 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Rename it by rightclicking C in the box at Properties.

If this isn't sufficent, install EasyBCD and rename it on the Edit OS Menu tab.
EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)
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16 Aug 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another little goody.
System Configure///tools and at the top you will see About Windows. Lower right you will see Launch. Tick on it.
To the best of my knowledge this is what Windows says it is.
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18 Aug 2012   #7
braincramp

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone - while I still don't have any idea how Vista showed up in the boot record, I used EasyBCD to change in back to Windows 7 and order is restored to my pc!
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