Sunday, February 7, 2010

Modify Windows 7 Boot Loader

How to set up your PC to dual-boot between Windows 7, XP or Vista! In Windows 7, try to modify Boot Loader.

1. Click Start Menu --> All Programs --> Accessories --> right-click the Command prompt --> Select "Run as administrator"

2. In the elevated command prompt, type the following command to modify Windows 7 Boot Loader.

bcdedit /default {ntldr}
*******This places Windows XP as the default OS to boot first with.

bcdedit /set {current} description "My edited Windows Boot Entry"
******* It changes the title of the boot menu entry "{current}".

bcdedit /timeout 5
******* It changes the wait-to-select-OS menu timeout.

To show more informations about bcdedit, type "bcdedit /?".

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