System Change Operating System Name on Boot Options Menu in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to change the name of an operating system on the boot options menu in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

If you have more than on operating system installed on your computer, you will see a boot options menu at startup to Choose an operating system.

The items that appear in the Windows Boot Manager are the descriptions of each operating system entry on the boot option menu.

You can change the name of an operating system on the boot options menu to what you want to make it easier to recognize.

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EXAMPLE: Operating Systems listed on boot options menu

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Here's How:

1 Open an elevated command prompt or command prompt at boot.

You must be signed in as an administrator to open an elevated command prompt.


3 Copy and paste the bcdedit command into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

4 Look under the Windows Boot Loader section for the Windows 11 "description" you want to change the name of to see what its identifier (ex: "{current}") is. (see screenshot below)

5 Type the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter.

bcdedit /set {identifier} description "<new name>"

Substitute {identifier} in the command above with the actual identifier (ex: "{current}") of the OS description (ex: "Windows 11") you want to change from step 4.

Substitute <new name> in the command above with the actual new name (ex: "Windows 11 Home") you want for the description.

For example: bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 11 Home"


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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I just use easybcd - much easier.
 

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