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matmanmlt

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bcdedit /set {current} description "any name"

I use this command to change multiple boot os names in windows10 from command prompt. doesn't work in Win 11.
Anyone know of a workaround?
Thx!
 

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It worked just fine for me. Windows 11 Home, 22000.51

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.51]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {79d84e98-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
displayorder            {current}
                        {79d84e95-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 10
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {79d84e9a-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
displaymessageoverride  Recovery
recoveryenabled         Yes
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {79d84e98-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {79d84e95-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 10
locale                  en-us
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=F:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {79d84e94-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 11"
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {79d84e98-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
displayorder            {current}
                        {79d84e95-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 11
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {79d84e9a-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
displaymessageoverride  Recovery
recoveryenabled         Yes
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {79d84e98-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {79d84e95-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 10
locale                  en-us
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=F:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {79d84e94-b33e-11eb-91df-3413e83d466c}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard
 

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bcdedit /set {current} description "any name"

I use this command to change multiple boot os names in windows10 from command prompt. doesn't work in Win 11.
Anyone know of a workaround?
Thx!

Hello, :)

The {current} entry may not be the same for you. Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

 

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I use Easy BCD and it works great on all OS's. During set up you assign the OS by the drive letter.
 

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bcdedit needs quotes when using powershell - it isn`t new to Windows 11.

Code:
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 11"
The set command specified is not valid.
Run "bcdedit /?" for command line assistance.
The parameter is incorrect.

You can use CMD to switch to old command prompt and it works :
Code:
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> cmd
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.1]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 11"
The operation completed successfully.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>exit

Or alternatively in Powershell you can quote {current} like this and it works...
Code:
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> bcdedit /set "{current}" description "Windows 11"
The operation completed successfully.
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

I tried to highlight relevant bits in red but colours don't seem to work - hope it is clear though.

The same applies for other bcdedit settings where you don't specify the exact GUID - for example to set the boot manager path you would quote {bootmgr}

For example :

bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi or whatever.
 

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matmanmlt

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Thanks much for replies. I finally realized that that OS which I use solely for VPN for some reason was deny me admin even though my account is always an admin account.. therefore no elevated functions allowed. Im going to delete that partition and clean install ,either win 10/upg to win11dev or clean install and install win 11 safe iso.
 

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Use EasyBCD in Windows 11 carefully because I tried and the OS becomes unbootable.
Glad that I had a backup!
 

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matmanmlt

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Did clean install and same problem using 1 of my ms accounts . i disabled UAC in registry and admin access is now available but not what I want on permanent basis. I will continue to address after USA holiday.
 

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Problem resolved with later .100 build.
 

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I use Macrium Reflect 8 for backing up my computers. Of course, the first thing to do is create Rescue Media.

Using the Rescue Media USB stick, I chose "fix boot issues" and the dual boot screen changed back to the dual boot in Windows 10.
 

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Me.. I've used Windows RE on installation disk, and Windows PE for boot issues, and other issues. For some reason, I have an Linux ISO in hand (for you know, the ISO is Elementary OS) and it included GParted out-of-the-box and it works great.
 

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