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#1 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:52 AM

I have NO idea right now about what this can be useful for, but I am sure someone will be able to find some uses of this:

A machine on which Windows Vista is installed may present a Windows Boot Manager menu in text mode at start up to offer a choice of operating systems or of configurations in which to start an operating system. When the current selection in this menu corresponds to an installation of Windows Vista, the menu advises that the F8 key may be pressed to “specify an advanced option for this choice”. Doing so calls up an Advanced Boot Options menu. There is also an Edit Boot Options menu, reachable by pressing F10, but Microsoft scarcely documents it.

Or was this common knowledge and I did completely miss related info? :cheers:

Is this appliable to Windows 7 too? :cheers:

Anyone with Vista :( or Windows 7 willing to experiment on this path?

... and also verify/check this snippet of info about BOOTMGR or WINLOAD.EXE capable of loading a BOOT.INI?

(again no idea about any practical use of this info)


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