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Windows 8 Basics, Tips, Tricks and other related useful Infos

When configured for multi boot, you will see OS select menu during boot.

Standard Boot Menu

After installing Windows 8, boot menu will also be replaced with Modern style. If you prefer old style boot menu, you can switch back and forth easily.

Go to desktop, press “Win + X”, then “Command Prompt (Admin)”.

boot menu config 1

In command prompt, type

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

boot menu config 2

type “bcdedit” and check “bootmenupolicy” changed to “legacy”.

boot menu config 3

This switches boot menu to old style. Press F8 for advanced options.

Legacy Boot Menu

Legacy Boot Menu

To set back to Modern style,

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

restore boot menu

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