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    Remove boot menu item ,bcdedit

    There are 2 boot entries on my friend's computer. One says previous windows. How do I use bcdedit to remove the os entry so that his system will start without the boot menu coming up for 25 seconds?at one time xp and vista dual boot .please help me .more tell me how can i make it for windows 7 as i am going to try it thank you .

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    Re: Remove boot menu item ,bcdedit

    try EasyBCD for this - works on Win7 as well. EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to tweaking the new Windows Vista bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader

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    Re: Remove boot menu item ,bcdedit

    To use BCDEDIT, you must open an elevated command prompt, otherwise you'll get Access Denied.

    In elevated CMD , type:

    BCDEDIT /displayorder {ntldr} /addfirst


    reboot and windows xp is your default OS.

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    Re: Remove boot menu item ,bcdedit

    n Vista, you do not have the Boot.ini like in XP where these type of settings were changed. We will need to use command line and the bcdedit command.

    1. Open up the command line as an administrator or user w/admin rights (right click on the Shorcut > Run As and lets you run as an admin if your on a non-admin account)

    2. type this command to see the current state of affairs.
    bcdedit

    you prob will see something like this (my original boot option)

    __________________________________________
    D:\Users\seamonkey> bcdedit

    Windows Boot Manager
    ——————–
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=C:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    displayorder {ntldr}
    {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30

    Windows Legacy OS Loader
    ————————
    identifier {ntldr}
    device partition=C:
    path \ntldr
    description Earlier Version of Windows

    Windows Boot Loader
    ——————-
    identifier {current}
    device partition=D:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows Vista
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=D:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {1ecfd635-a8ea-11db-bb9b-ddf07c6aaff1}
    nx OptIn

    3. to change a value, you need to use this type of command:
    bcdedit /set {identifiers name} nameofparamater “value to replace with”
    for example, to change my XP os name from “Earlier Version….” to “XP Pro”, i would use this command:
    bcdedit /set {ntldr} description “XP Pro”

    to change the default boot os to xp, i would use this command:
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} default “{ntldr}”

    then type:
    bcdedit

    and you should see the changes you made.

    The main thing is to remember to run the command line with an admin account or as the administrator.

    Also, you can type: bcdedit /help to get a list of all of the parameters/flags you can use.

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    ThumbsUp Re: Remove boot menu item ,bcdedit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lillebror View Post
    try EasyBCD for this - works on Win7 as well. EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to tweaking the new Windows Vista bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader
    That EasyBCD is a great tool, worked like a charm. Thank for the suggestion.

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