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I have two disks in the same computer and both have installed Win7 (for easier transition purposes). Now, for the time being (a week or two), I will customize the new installation and when I am satisfied with the setup, I will format the old disk.

Now, during the boot, the two options in boot menu are

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7

(I don't use any third-party boot loader.)

Is there any way to change the name of these labels, e.g. set them to "Win7 (old)" and "Win7 (new)"?

This is not a must, since I can definitely remember a binary choice, but I was always curious as to where this label can be set (if it can be set, that is).

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BCDEDIT - Boot Configuration Data Store Editor

The Bcdedit.exe command-line tool modifies the boot configuration data store. The boot configuration data store contains boot configuration parameters and controls how the operating system is booted. These parameters were previously in the Boot.ini file (in BIOS-based operating systems) or in the nonvolatile RAM entries (in Extensible Firmware Interface-based operating systems). You can use Bcdedit.exe to add, delete, edit, and append entries in the boot configuration data store.

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That being said, bcdedit isn't exactly easy to use :) – Joey Feb 12 '10 at 15:55
Nope, but I have found this interesting utility. Still haven't actually tried it, but there it goes. It's called EasyBCD and it can be D/L from – Kornelije Petak Feb 12 '10 at 19:06

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