[WIN7] How do you edit the boot.ini file in Windows 7?
Not sure boot.ini is the correct file name. That was the file name in XP. I'd like to edit it to display different OS names in the boot menu so as to be able to be able to tell two W7 OS options apart.
That's why I want to edit what each OS is called. Where is the file and what is it called in W7? Running search in W7 I can find no such file.
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There is no such simple file. The boot settings are stored 'elsewhere' these days. Use the bcedit program to fiddle with them.
Try this link: »www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26···use.html
okay, thank you.
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You can google and download a program called EasyBCD
Also don't forget about msconfig, many of the things you need could possibly be done there.
But Microsoft made it much harder for w7 to edit the boot config.
Thank you both.
I will download easybcd and try it. Been into bcedit already. Good news is the computer still boots - haven't broken it yet.
As to msconfig, will take a look at it. Don't know if it allows editing the boot manager files or not. Never thought of that from there...
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said by techsup1983:Thank you. That's a great program.
You can google and download a program called EasyBCD.
It made managing the Windows Boot Manager "easy" just like the program name says. Dual booting is now a piece of cake.
EasyBCD also contains a number of useful additional tools that IMO are great things to have accessible to the user of W7 or W8.
Plus, it's free to personal, non-commercial users.
Good thing is that it's free too. I haven't found a need to use this tool yet, any mistakes and your computer will fail to boot! So be warned!
The extra utilities on EasyBCD look useful too even if we rarely have a need to edit the boot files. I like it. I'm as impressed with that little tool as anything I've seen in a long time.
As to screwing up the entries and not being able to reboot Windows, that's always a risk and is one reason I try to always make an initial True Image backup image as soon Windows is installed on a new build. That can be a real timesaver. That and keeping data files on a different partition or even on a different hard drive from the Operating System.