1.    19 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    windoows 10 Build 10166

    Quickly boot between OS's


    If you're dual booting like I am between your current OS and Windows 10 here is a trick I use to quickly go back and forth. I have a shortcut in Windows 8.1 to take me to Windows 10 and a shortcut on Windows 10 to take me to Windows 8.1. Here is what you need to do.

    In your current OS

    1. create a batch file as follows:
    bcdedit /default {identifier}
    bcdedit /timeout 0
    shutdown /r /t 0

    --Run BCDEdit to find the identifier for Windows 10 to insert above

    --Setting the timeout to 0 will skip the Boot Menu screen, leave that line out if you want

    2. Create a shortcut to that batch file and in 'Properties' set 'Run minimized' and set Advanced 'Run as administrator'

    Rename the shortcut anything you want. Mine is 'Boot to Windows 10' in Windows 8.1 and 'Boot to Windows 8.1' in Windows 10

    In Windows 10 repeat the steps 1 and 2 above inserting the {identifier} for your current OS

    Just thought I'd pass this along.

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  2.    19 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 3,806
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.105

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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  3.    19 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 716
    Windows 10 Build 14267

    Cool !

    Thanks for sharing.

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