Windows Boot Loader

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by jsalpha2, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. jsalpha2

    jsalpha2 MDL Novice

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    So I had Windows 7 on one hard drive and I installed Windows 10 on a second hard drive. Older machine, legacy bios only.
    When I reboot I got a screen with Win 10 as the first selection and Win 7 as the second selection. Good so far. Under the options, I chose to make Win 7 the default and Win 10 the second choice. When I reboot now the pretty screen is gone and I have an ugly black screen. Win 7 is the first choice and Win 10 is the second choice, everything works, but is there a way to make it look nice again? Either the Light blue screen that was there before or a background picture. I know that it is only a few seconds, but it is annoying. Thanks
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    The windows 10 boot loader looks nicer you are saying then use that one put windows 10 as default and then change it with msconfig to start with windows 7 it might work not sure
     
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  4. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Don't to so.

    The w7 style BM is better in any respect.

    The freaking metroish boot menu is good only if you have a touch only device.
     
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  5. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    With EasyBCD you can enable/disable W7 or Metro boot menu.
     
  6. MacAddict01

    MacAddict01 MDL Member

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    I believe the excellent (free) tool known as WinAero Tweaker allows you to enable the older boot menu options as well.
     
  7. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    The way the graphical boot menu works is that it's displayed after already having booted into Windows 10 (bootim.exe). It just shows you the menu before you get to log on.
    The graphical boot menu is not part of Windows 7, which is why you're getting the text-based menu.
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    It will not give old boot menu, but will the new Windows 10 boot menu:D

    If you're on Win 10
     
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  9. MacAddict01

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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the old boot menu is then. I just enabled the top option (Turn on Windows 7 like boot menu)and rebooted, hit F8 on boot up and got the old style Win7 boot options. Maybe that's not what you are looking for here :confused:
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #10 lobo11, Jun 22, 2016
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    What OS are you on, I'm on Win 10, mine gives Win 10 (Metro) Boot menu, although I did not press F8:D

    What happens if you reboot and not hit F8?
     
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  11. MacAddict01

    MacAddict01 MDL Member

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    I'm on Win10 b14367 and without hitting F8 then it boots straight into Windows. I went back and enabled "always show boot menu" in WinAero Tweaker and it works as expected. Boot menu shows with a 30 second default time out. I do have to say I find it better and more familiar than the metro boot menu :)
     
  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Hence it requires an additional reboot to switch to a different os. Even if it is another W10.

    That's what I call a retarded solution. Retarded in any meaning of that word.
     
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  13. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Yes, I am on older version of winareo, guess I need to update, thanks:worthy:
     
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  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Good old menu

    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy


    Metroish menu

    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard



    Thats all
     
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