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Windows 7: Rename boot entry?


23 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Rename boot entry?

Iv tried multiple times with Easybcd to rename a boot entry with no success.

On easy bcd, it shows up as the name I want but It doesnt under the bootloader.

I want to rename it from

Symantic Recovery Environment
Location=W:\boot.wim

to Windows 7 PreInstallation Environment

How do I do that with BCDedit?


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23 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

When not having EasyBCD at one point I found another useful smaller BCD editor(now called BellaVista) which sees the "set description" option for renaming the entry you have clicked on to highlight.

With that you can change the default OS, adjust the time the boot options screen is displayed, and even delete entries. You may only have to reinstall EasyBCD however since that is generally reliable plus offers quite a bit more then the free tool seen at System Tools - BellaVista


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23 May 2010   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

In EasyBCD you may need to delete all entrys, reboot, & start a fresh.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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23 May 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you post the results of the BCD and attach them to your reply. This is mine, to give you an idea of what I require.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=D:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {427d3eb8-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
displayorder            {current}
                        {427d3eb5-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
                        {04e874fd-4cc5-11de-a4b6-9306ff4e7520}
                        {0db4c38a-4bf4-11de-8a82-d3a442d052a3}
                        {427d3ebc-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 10
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {427d3eba-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {427d3eb8-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
nx                      OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {427d3eb5-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {427d3eb6-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=F:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {427d3eb4-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
nx                      OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {04e874fd-4cc5-11de-a4b6-9306ff4e7520}
device                  partition=E:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 64-bit
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=E:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04e874fe-4cc5-11de-a4b6-9306ff4e7520}
nx                      OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {0db4c38a-4bf4-11de-8a82-d3a442d052a3}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=D:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {0db4c38b-4bf4-11de-8a82-d3a442d052a3}
nx                      OptIn
Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {427d3ebc-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
description             Ubuntu
C:\Windows\system32>
For example, if I wanted to rename my OS currently in Partition F: I would enter the following.
Code:
bcdedit /set {427d3eb5-4d34-11de-af38-d2fd5eee9bdb} description "NewName"
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