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Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #40


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I don't remember changing Windows 7, but it is possible - it hasn't be used seriously since installing Windows 8.
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  2. #41


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That looks like that could be why.

    Boot to Windows 7 (64), and change it to standard using bcdedit to see how it does.

    Is Windows 8.1 still set as your default OS to run at startup? If not, it would need to be.
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Feb 2015 at 20:07. Reason: typo
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  3. #42


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Windows 7 gives me an error "element data type not recognized" for "bootmenupolicy". Windows 8 (not 8.1 - Dell says the Inspiron 1750 is not compatible) is set to default boot.
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  4. #43


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you able to delete the bootmenupolicy entry in Windows 7?

    If not, then post what it gives you in the command prompt when trying.
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  5. #44


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    "bootmenupolicy" is not present:

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    integrityservices Enable
    default {default}
    resumeobject {997d486f-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    displayorder {default}
    {current}
    {b2e1dcfc-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30
    displaybootmenu Yes

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {default}
    device partition=D:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 8 64
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {997d4871-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    integrityservices Enable
    recoveryenabled Yes
    custom:17000077 352321653
    osdevice partition=D:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {997d486f-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    nx OptIn
    custom:250000c2 1
    debug No

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7 64
    locale en-US
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {55d24cd2-4f5b-11e2-b3d9-806e6f6e6963}
    custom:250000c2 0

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {b2e1dcfc-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    device partition=E:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Emergency 7 64
    locale en-US
    osdevice partition=E:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {92129852-4edc-11e2-8b2d-806e6f6e6963}
    Last edited by rdwray; 14 Feb 2015 at 05:51.
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  6. #45


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Go ahead and boot back to Windows 8, and post your bcdedit results from within it again.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Booted to Windows 8 and used the partition ID and changed the policy for Windows 7 to standard and it didn't make any difference - still get legacy boot menu.
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  8. #47


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You read my mind.

    Double check the items in the blue note box at the top of the tutorial to see if there may be anything we missed.
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  9. #48


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    I check hybrid shutdown and advanced options and it looks like it is all covered. One thing I noticed is that the UEFI option in Advanced Options was not present.
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  10. #49


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You wouldn't have a UEFI option unless your motherboard has a UEFI firmware chip instead of legacy BIOS.

    If you haven't already, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before it stopped may restore it.
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