Windows 10: Need help to PROPERLY install dual boot: Windows 10 & Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 31,054
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       27 Nov 2017 #71

    Nisko said: View Post
    bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 10 Old"

    Having trouble following the syntax. Especially {current} description. What do I substitute for that part of the command?
    Nothing. Just be booted into the OS you want to make the name change to, fire up Admin Cmd prompt, and run it. {current} denotes the OS you are running.

    Type any name you want between the " ".

    You can check it real quick when you're done by running MSCONFIG and click the Boot tab up top.

    WINKEY + R, MSCONFIG, enter .....
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  2.    27 Nov 2017 #72

    You see the Indentifier field right below the Windows Boot Loader headings? That's what goes in the {} - whatever that identifier is will be the section that you are changing. It might be {default}, it might be {current}-which will always be the OS you are currently booted into- or if the section is neither the default nor the current OS, it might have a long string of characters making up a GUID - cut and paste that to make it easier.

    Here's mine:
    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {ec06c16b-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {ec06c16a-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
                            {ec06c168-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 3
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 10 Pro
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {ec06c165-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {ec06c16b-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {ec06c16a-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    device                  partition=G:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 7 Home
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice                partition=G:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {ec06c169-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    nx                      OptIn
    detecthal               Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {ec06c168-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    device                  partition=H:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 7 Pro
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice                partition=H:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {ec06c167-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b}
    nx                      OptIn
    detecthal               Yes
    If I wanted to change Windows 7 Pro, for example, the command would be:
    bcdedit /set {ec06c168-caf8-11e7-b1ac-10c37ba1c52b} description "Windows 10 Professional"

    If I wanted to change Windows 10 Pro, the command would be:
    bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 10 Professional"
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  3.    27 Nov 2017 #73

    Still having a problem with the syntax:
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  4.    27 Nov 2017 #74

    If you are actually booted into Windows 10 Old the command would be:

    bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 10 OLD"
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  5.    27 Nov 2017 #75

    I finally got it! Uh-Oh, I lost it. I'll blame a bad headache. I want to change the description of my new Windows 10 OS to "Windows 10 Pro New" Please tell me the exact command to do this. Then, I'd like to switch the default boot order so that the Old version is the default (right now, the new version is the default). How do I do this?

    Next, I'll want to begin loading my software into the New OS. To avoid getting stuck with a bad app installation, I could use System Restore and/or an incremental Macrium Reflect image. What would you suggest as a protocol?

    Also, what software would you recommend I install first (like Kaspersky, etc.)

    Thanks, Commander!
    Last edited by Nisko; 27 Nov 2017 at 21:31.
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  6.    27 Nov 2017 #76

    Finally getting there!
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  7.    27 Nov 2017 #77

    Nisko said: View Post
    I finally got it! Uh-Oh, I lost it. I'll blame a bad headache. I want to change the description of my new Windows 10 OS to "Windows 10 Pro New" Please tell me the exact command to do this. Then, I'd like to switch the default boot order so that the Old version is the default (right now, the new version is the default). How do I do this?
    Boot into the new Windows 10. When booted into the new Windows 10, it will be the current OS. So the command would be:
    bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 10 Pro New"

    To change the default, run MSCONFIG - go to the boot tab. You can change the default OS there.

    Nisko said: View Post
    Next, I'll want to begin loading my software into the New OS. To avoid getting stuck with a bad app installation, I could use System Restore and/or an incremental Macrium Reflect image. What would you suggest as a protocol?

    Also, what software would you recommend I install first (like Kaspersky, etc.)

    Thanks, Commander!
    I would recommend you do both - built-in Windows restore points and Macrium Reflect backups. The very first thing I would do in both operating systems is in a Command Prompt (Admin) run:
    powercfg -h off

    That turns off hibernation and fast startup, both of which can interfere with dual booting. I would not install any extra anti-malware/antivirus programs.
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  8.    28 Nov 2017 #78

    Well, Commander, I'm glad to find out that I'm not crazy. I've been entering that command and checking the syntax very carefully and am convinced that I'm typing it correctly. The difference is that, in my new version of Windows 10, I don't see Command Prompt (Admin). Instead, I see Power Shell (Admin) - which is what I am using. It doesn't like the parameter "/set". I don't know how to solve this problem.
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  9. Posts : 31,054
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       28 Nov 2017 #79

    Nisko said: View Post
    Well, Commander, I'm glad to find out that I'm not crazy. I've been entering that command and checking the syntax very carefully and am convinced that I'm typing it correctly. The difference is that, in my new version of Windows 10, I don't see Command Prompt (Admin). Instead, I see Power Shell (Admin) - which is what I am using. It doesn't like the parameter "/set". I don't know how to solve this problem.
    @Nisko ... simplest way if you are using Powershell is to type CMD in the Powershell command line, press enter. That will run a regular Command Prompt. Then do your

    bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows 10 Pro New"

    exit out of command prompt and powershell. There are other ways, many, but this is a quick, simple way, for quick, simple results.

    TC
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  10.    28 Nov 2017 #80

    If you, like me, never use powershell, then right click on a blank section of the task bar and choose Task Bar Settings and set the highlighted setting to off:

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