Dual boot names

By g4mer
Jul 30, 2010
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  1. I have dual boot on my pc...Windows 7 and Windows XP...When it asks me which one should i choose it says "Windows 7" and "Previous version of Windows"...Now i want to change that "previous version of windows" to "Windows XP". How can i do that?? I hope you understand what am i trying to say, i dont speak English very well xD....
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Try using EasyBCD to manage your Win 7/XP multi-boot entries. It's a very handy tool that helps you edit and manage your multiboots options

  3. Sharam

    Sharam TS Rookie Posts: 509

    Click on "Start"
    Type "CMD" in the "Search Window" (DO NOT HIT ENTER)
    "cmd.exe" with a black ICON should appear in the Window above as the only result
    Right Click and select "Run as Admin"

    Type the following and hit Enter to see list of commands as I'm not sure if I remember correctly!

    bcdedit /?

    I'm almost certain the following will change the text as you requested:

    Type the following command in the Command Prompt Window exactly as you see it:

    bcdedit /set {legacy} Description "Microsoft Windows XP"
    Press ENTER

    To exit the Command Prompt, do not use the "X", instead, type "exit" and press Enter!

    If you want XP to be the default OS, use the following command:

    bcdedit /default {legacy}
    Press Enter

    Exit the Command Prompt.

    Let us know if it worked for you.
  4. g4mer

    g4mer TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 310

    Everything worked, thanks alot guys!!!

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