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Old 05-23-2005, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there a way to change the names of the operating systems that are shown when the computer boots up with dual operating systems? maybe in the boot.ini file or something...
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Yeah, just edit the boot.ini file. I just did a search for mine, but found nothing. What the hell? It could have to do with the policies in place, as this is a work computer. But yes, edit the boot.ini file (Start> Run> MSCONFIG) and the rest should be self explanatory.
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I'm about 99% sure that there is a way, but I'm not sure how at this point in my life. I'll check and see if I can find out how, but again, as said before, I'm not sure.

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I'm about 99% sure that there is a way, but I'm not sure how at this point in my life. I'll check and see if I can find out how, but again, as said before, I'm not sure.

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There is a way, just Google it:

Sorry, dont mean to mock you. But editing the boot.ini file is the way to do it. Just MSCONFIG to it.
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, use the boot.ini file.


Change the echo in red.

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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS= "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

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Tada.
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Shoob, do you know why I wouldnt have one on my computer? Is it the fact that it is my work computer, and policies are in effect? It's got XP SP1.
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i got it...thanks
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Shoob, do you know why I wouldnt have one on my computer? Is it the fact that it is my work computer, and policies are in effect? It's got XP SP1.
If it's a work machine, you may not have rights. Talk to yer network admin(s).
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Start> Run> boot.ini says there is nothign there. Start> Search turns up nothing. I dont really want to ask about that, they might get suspicious and be like "Why are you wondering about that?!" and then start to watch me. I wouldnt want that.
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