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Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Not yet fully tested: Turned the computer off and went to bed. Got up this morning and it booted into standard. It may well be that the computer must be turned off rather than just restarted. Don't know that I want to mess with it since it is working, but if I do, I will get back. Thanks for the help...

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  2. #51


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Good news so far. I'll be here if you need to continue.
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  3. #52


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Strange - I have a gadget with a shut down button and if I use that button, the PC boots up in Legacy. If I press the power off button it boots up in Standard. Boot option is set to Legacy.

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00
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  4. #53


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. Go ahead and post back with results from another BCDEDIT command to see what it shows.
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  5. #54


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Code:
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    integrityservices       Enable
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {997d486f-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {b2e1dcfd-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
                            {b2e1dcfc-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    displaybootmenu         Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 8 64
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {997d4871-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {997d486f-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Legacy
    debug                   No
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {b2e1dcfd-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7 64
    locale                  en-US
    osdevice                partition=D:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {55d24cd2-4f5b-11e2-b3d9-806e6f6e6963}
    
    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}
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  6. #55


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Interesting. I must admit that I'm not sure why is does that. Nothing in your bcdedit other than it set to legacy for Windows 8 x64.

    The command from the gadget is nothing more than to instantly shut down the computer.
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  7. #56


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Evidently the physical input and software input are not the same entry point. It also adds to the confusion of UEFI vs non-UEFI.
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  8. #57


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    The answer is "hybrid". I knew the power off button was set to hybrid so I added it to the shutdown command and got Standard on reboot. I had noticed that pressing the power button was taking a long time for the PC to actually turn off even though the display was blacked out.
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  9. #58


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, that makes sense.
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  10. #59


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1/10


    I want to enable the standard blue GUI boot selector. I have a Windows 8.1 partition and a Windows 10 preview partition. Here's my bcdedit setup:
    Click image for larger version
    As you can see, both Windows bootmenupolicy options are set to standard, yet I always get the legacy boot manager screen upon startup.
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