How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

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How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby RamBurner » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:17 pm

I have Windows 10 on a separate internal drive that had been updated from Windows 7.
It still shows Windows 7 loader in Grub. How do I get it to show Windows 10?
Updating Grub had no effect on it.

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Re: How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby Mark Phelps » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:55 pm

When you did the Win10 upgrade it updated the existing Win7 boot loader info with stuff needed for Win10 -- which is why GRUB still thinks that is Win7.

I've run into the same situation and what I did was install GRUB-Customizer to allow me to easily change the wording on the GRUB boot screen.

Manually making that change is the only way I've found to make GRUB indicate Win 10.

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Re: How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby Ventotene » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:06 pm

Know Win10 is 'free', why are canny Linux folk even touching this dreadful OS with a 10 foot bargepole.

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Re: How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby Rocky Bennett » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:42 pm

Windows 10 is not free, it is almost $100 US here in America for the standard Home Edition. Linux is free.

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Re: How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby RamBurner » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:34 pm

Thank you Mark Phelps for the information to change it.

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Re: How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby Mark Phelps » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:17 pm

Rocky Bennett wrote:Windows 10 is not free, it is almost $100 US here in America for the standard Home Edition. Linux is free.


Windows 10 is a free UPGRADE to an existing, licensed version of Win7/8/8.1 -- and that has been the case since it came out.

And now, with the latest version (1511) you can install Win10 to a clean drive and activate it manually by entering the product code from your previous Win7/8/8.1 OS. This was not possible until the updated version of Win10 came out in November, 2015.

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Re: How to show Windows 10 in Grub not Windows 7

Postby MeatHelmet » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:51 am

You can also go to /boot/grub and edit grub.cfg (as root, if I recall). It's a text file. Simply perform a word search for "Windows 7" and edit it as needed. :D


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