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Rename Operating System Name in Boot List

This guide will show you how to change your OS name in the boot list.

  1. jmarket
    If you have more than one OS, when booting you'll get the "Choose an Operating System" screen upon boot. This guide will show you how to quickly change your OS names in the boot list so you'll know precisely which OS is which:

    1.) On the taskbar, right-click the Windows logo and select Command Prompt (Admin).


    2.) In the Command Prompt, type

    3.) Look for an identifier line underneath Windows Boot Loader. Make note of this as you'll need this for the next step


    4.) Type the following command replacing IDENTIFIER with the identifier you noted earlier and "Name of your choice" with any name you want:

    bcdedit /set IDENTIFIER description “Name of your choice”