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How to get back the "Choose your operating system" menu

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    How to get back the "Choose your operating system" menu


    I have a multiple operating system and used to get the blue graphical boot menu with a rectangle with the name of each operating system in it. After a few boots it went back to the text menu, and only returned a couple of times. Is there a way to get the graphical boot menu back permanently? It looks a lot nicer. I have XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums archp2008. Boot into Win8, run bcdboot c:\windows
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    Thanks for the reply. I remembered after that I have EasyBCD installed in each operating system. Will it still work with EasyBCD installed or am I as well without it? I have it back now. Very nice. Much appreicated.
    Last edited by archp2008; 29 Mar 2014 at 10:01.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archp2008 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I remembered after that I have EasyBCD installed in each operating system. Will it still work with EasyBCD installed or am I as well without it? I have it back now. Very nice. Much appreicated.
    When I deleted Windows 8 preview from my computer I used EasyBCD to also remove it from the boot screen. Then I clicked to save in EasyBCD. When I restarted the computer I had the old Windows 7 boot screen. I ran the command to get the Windows 8 boot screen back. Everything worked OK. Then I used EasyBCD and clicked save when I was done. The old Windows 7 boot screen came back. What I found was if I make changes in EasyBCD and don't click save; The changes take effect and it doesn't change the boot screen.
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    Boot into Windows 8, run bcdboot c:\windows
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    Thanks for this additional useful information. I will remember not to click save.
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    W10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by archp2008 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I remembered after that I have EasyBCD installed in each operating system. Will it still work with EasyBCD installed or am I as well without it? I have it back now. Very nice. Much appreicated.
    I would say you are as well without easy bcd, glad you got it back
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