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Editing Boot Options

This section is a practical guide to editing the boot options on a computer running Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Vista, and computers running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP. It suggests a step-by-step procedure for customizing the basic elements of boot options.

For Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, this section describes a method of using Bootcfg, a tool included in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

For Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Vista this section describes a method of using BCDEdit, a tool included with the operating system. For information about BCDEdit command syntax, type bcdedit /? or bcdedit /? TOPICS in a Command Prompt window. See BCD Boot Options Reference for more information.

Note  Before setting BCDEdit options you might need to disable or suspend BitLocker and Secure Boot on the computer.

For help on editing boot entry parameters to enable and disable Windows features, see Using Boot Parameters.

To configure operating system features in boot options:

Then, to make testing quicker and easier:

 

 

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