1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 77
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       03 Jul 2015 #1

    How to skip the boot selection option on start up


    Just want to check something, I am running 8.1 and 10 in dual boot, but when the time comes to running 10 on it's own how do I get rid of the OS boot selection option at start up?

    I know that MSCONFIG has options but it will not allow me to set the timeout less than 3 seconds.

    What about the start up and recovery option in the advanced tab in system settings? Would this get rid of the selection screen?

    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,958
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Jul 2015 #2

    Just want to check something, I am running 8.1 and 10 in dual boot, but when the time comes to running 10 on it's own how do I get rid of the OS boot selection option at start up?
    From msconfig->Boot. Delete the entry of 8.1
    I know that MSCONFIG has options but it will not allow me to set the timeout less than 3 seconds.
    It would not make any sense if you have a dual boot menu and set the timeout to 0 then you will have no time to select which one to boot from. However, the setting will modify the BCD (Boot Configuration Data) with the time out you select. I have never done this before because I have no use for dual boot but I know you can set it to 0 from Admin Command Prompt:
    1. type: bcdedit /enum all ==> will display the timeout that you set from msconfig or from Advanced Tab.
    2. type: bcdedit /timeout 0 will set the time out to 0.


    To answer your question:
    To get rid of the dual boot: delete the entry of 8.1 as mentioned above from msconfig.
    To get back to dual boot, from Admin Command prompt, type: bcdboot X:\Windows where X is the drive letter of the Windows 8.1
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 77
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       03 Jul 2015 #3

    Awesome, i'll give it a try thanks

    What I'm aiming for is to get rid of the selection screen when there is only one OS installed, for some reason it still shows with only one option...I'd rather have it not appear at all.
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