Rename dual boot options

By Swinder
May 10, 2008
  1. I recently started to dual boot 2 copies of Windows XP Professional on 2 different hard drives. Now all is fine and working correctly except I share my PC with several other members of my family and they are having issues determining which install to boot with as they are both labeled "Windows XP Professional" on the selection prompt.
    Is there an option to maybe rename them with something a little more obvious?

    I did a search but all I could find was posts about dual booting setups and issues, none really mentioning much in the way of editing the boot options.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The boot.ini file will do that.

    But I'd make a backup first if I were you (although Windows does this too)

    You can find it by:
    Right clicking My Computer
    Select Properties
    Advanced Tab
    Startup and recovery
    And then Edit button

    Be aware that editing this file can cause Windows not to load.
    So you may want to check out Boot.ini Editing from a google search first
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