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Boot menu alternates between Modern GUI and Legacy modes

  1. #1


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit

    Boot menu alternates between Modern GUI and Legacy modes


    I have an older Dell laptop with no secure boot that has Windows 8.1. I shrank the partition and installed Linux for a dual boot setup. Normally I install the GRUB2 to the root of the Linux partition so I don't "see" the Linux installation at all until I use easybcd to create a boot menu item. Easybcd wipes out the pretty blue GUI boot screen and you end up with the black and white "legacy" menu. This was all expected.

    Now the weird part. Sometimes when I boot the computer I get the black and white boot screen and sometimes I get the modern GUI boot screen. I prefer the black and white boot screen because the modern boot screen does a second reboot when you select a linux installation. Can somebody take a look at my bcdedit file and see if I am overlooking something.

    Thanks



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  2. #2


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    I may have found my own answer. After looking over the file again I see that the bootmenupolicy is set to Standard. I changed it to Legacy to see if that cures the problem. I followed the instructions from here.

    How to Disable New Metro Boot Loader and Bring Back Windows Vista and 7 Style Boot Loader in Windows 8? - AskVG
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Boot menu alternates between Modern GUI and Legacy modes
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