Different Ways To Edit Boot Menu in Windows® 7
What is boot menu in Windows 7?
Windows 7 comes with a number of features and enhancements. Boot menu is one of the important and useful features in a Windows 7 system. The boot menu becomes active when you have more than one operating system installed in your PC. You can see the system displaying a boot menu at the time of startup. Boot menu is said to be the main troubleshooting tool of a Windows 7 system. The tool can be used for repairing many damaged booting components in a system. It allows one to start a damaged system in safe mode. This way only the most important drivers and resources will be opened. You can also restore the system to its previous configuration where it was working fine if any recent changes have resulted in Windows issues.
Different ways to edit boot menu in Windows 7:
- Using MSconfig
- Using Command-line
- Using Easy BCD
MSconfig is an in-built system configuration utility that is found in Windows systems. You can use the utility to edit the boot menu in Windows 7. To do this, you need to access the 'Start' menu of the system and select the 'All Programs' option. Then you need to select the 'Accessories' option and under 'System tools', you need to select 'System Configuration'. You can also type in MSconfig in the Run prompt to get the same result. In the system configuration utility, select the 'Boot.ini' tab and make some modifications to edit the booting options.
It is also possible to use the command line for editing the Windows 7 boot menu. To do this, you need to type cmd in the 'Run' prompt and get the command prompt opened. In the command prompt window, type in ‘bcdedit /?’. This command will display all the commands that you can use. You can enter some particular commands and edit the Windows 7 boot menu.
There are some tools included which can be used for editing the boot menu in a Windows 7 system. The Easy BCD is the latest boot editor software which can be used to remove, edit and add operating systems to a Windows 7 boot menu. For example, in order to delete a particular Operating System, you need to select the 'Add/Remove Entries' menu, select the operating system and click the 'Delete' button. You can also use the tool to access extensive settings ranging from configuring the bootloader timeout to advanced options like configuring DEP/NoExecute settings. It also allows backup through the previous backup option.
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