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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to change a Description on the Boot menu in Windows 7

Let's say for some odd reason, you need to have more then one installation of Windows 7 on your PC. When you do this, the boot menu has two entries. Each one says "Windows 7". How do you know which one to choose?

The default boot will be on the copy you just installed. To make life a little bit easier for you, and anyone else in your organization that needs to duel boot, you can change the description with BDCEdit.

  • Open a command prompt as an Administrator.
  • Type BCDEdit to get a list of available partitions.
  • To Change the current discription type: Bcdedit /set {current} description “New Win 7 Installation”
  • Over course you can name it anything you want.
Once you reboot the computer, you will see the new description listed.

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