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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager

30 Jul 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Hcorissa.

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31 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks Brink, very helpful
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31 Jul 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Rsvsr85.
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12 Oct 2009   #13

Win 7

Thanks, EasyBCD is a great way to go and makes setting up the boot names a breeze.
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31 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7

nice info...thx..
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13 Mar 2010   #15

Win 7 64-bit/32-bit/XP

Good info, thanks.

"Start the Operating System (ex: Windows 7) that you want to change the name of in the Windows Boot Manager screen."

I'm running XP/7 dual boot and I was able to change the description of "Previous Version of Windows" (or is it "Earlier Version of WIndows"???) to "Win XP" by modifying the {ntldr} "Description" line while running in Win 7.

I tried changing it as you described in the tutorial, but I don't think XP has the corresponding command. I copied bcdedit from the Win 7 (x64) system32 folder to the XP (x86) system folder and tried running bcdedit while logged into the XP system, but it would not run under XP. Not sure if it wouldn't run as a result of x64 command in an x86 environment or a Win 7/Win XP version conflict, but editing the ntldr section while in Win 7 solved it.
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13 Mar 2010   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Ivan. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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01 Nov 2011   #17
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In your post it says "NOTE: Registration is not required to download it for free. Only the "Older Versions" of EasyBCD are still free." however, this is not true. All versions of EasyBCD (including the just released 2.1.1) are available for free. The link for the free download is there under the "buy" button for the commercial license.

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01 Nov 2011   #18

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Mahmoud Al-Qudsi. Updated.
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18 Dec 2011   #19

all of the above and SBS2011
Dual Boot name change

Thanks guys. very helpful site.
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