how can I edit the OS name in the boot manager of a multi-boot system

Before W7 I was able to edit the boot.ini file to make identification of the various partitions easier. Since the upgrade I haven't discovered how to edit the W7 boot manager file
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Hi Eiilsco,

 

You may follow the below mentioned steps.

 

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

b.       Click Start and type cmd in the start search box. From the programs list right click on cmd and select Run as Administrator.

c.        In the command prompt, type bcdedit and press enter.
NOTE: This will let you see what the name of the {current} operating system name is. This will be the operating system that you are currently in (ex: Windows 7).

d.       Now type the following command and press enter.
bcdedit /set {current} Description "name you want"

e.        In the elevated command prompt, type bcdedit and press enter.
NOTE: This will let you see and verify the new name of the {current} operating system.

 

For more information visit the following link.

Learn Commands for Viewing and Managing Boot Configuration Data on Windows 7

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