Bcdedit – Rename OS

Ever wanted to rename your OS to something else, or distinguish between two OS during dual boot easier? Well here is one of the ways to rename your OS. Open up a command prompt by hitting “Windows + R” to bring up the “Run” prompt box. Now type “cmd” to bring up the command prompt.

For this to work, you must be on the OS that you want to change the name for. In the command prompt enter this (without quotation marks)”:

“bcdedit /set {current} description “Win 7 x64”

This is essentially saying, set the current OS that you are on and rename it to Win 7 x64. So once you confirm the name you wish to give and reboot, you will see the difference. For example, if you have two OS, one Windows 7 and another Windows 7, you will now see:

Win 7 x64
Windows 7

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