Windows 10: Problems with boot menu, how to add and remove items?


  1. Posts : 27
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       05 Oct 2015 #1

    Problems with boot menu, how to add and remove items?


    Hi, I have only win10 installed, and one system drive.
    By accident I boot from win8 dvd, and now win8 appears in boot menu.
    I tried to remove it in msconfig, deleted and rebooted, but it reappears.

    Also I tried to add safemode options to boot menu, I followed tutorial and used command prompt and bcdedit,
    safemode option appears in boot menu but it doesnt work, it only reset my machine and boot to win10, it doesnt go to safemode. This is how bootmenu look, but only win10 works.

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    How to remove all other items except win10, for good?
    msconfig dont work as they reapprear.

    How to add safemode item, so it can really work?
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 Oct 2015 #2

    Download: Visual BCD . Install and run it, if you get an error popup, just ignore it. Expand the "Loaders" branch on the left pane. click on an item you want to delete then click on Delete button. See screenshot
    NOTE: Yours will show 4 entries: Windows 10, Windows 8 etc...
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  3.    05 Oct 2015 #3

    *Thanks.. I can use that as well.
    Jeff
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  4. Posts : 27
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2015 #4

    Thanks, it worked, I deleted obsolete items from that screenshot.

    It also shows this items, vista, win7,
    they dont appear in boot menu when i rebooted,
    I guess it is safe to delete them?
    Are they affecting the speed of windows?

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    Also, how to safely add windows10-safemode item in menu?
    VisualBcd offer me to add vista/7, xp, linux item, not win10.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 Oct 2015 #5

    Yes, it is safe to delete the orphan entries (Win 7 & Vista)
    Also, how to safely add windows10-safemode item in menu?
    IMHO. It is better if you just enable F8 function key so you don't have to select which one to boot from. Just like in Windows 7.
    See screenshot.
    One single command to enable F8: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    To disable F8: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
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  6. Posts : 27
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2015 #6

    Thanks.

    Tested, bootmenu works OK! f8 and safemode works.
    Last edited by Acronis; 05 Oct 2015 at 11:34.
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  7. Posts : 2,036
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 Oct 2015 #7

    Acronis said: View Post
    Thanks.

    Tested, bootmenu works OK! f8 and safemode works.
    Great. Glad we could help and please mark: SOLVED to help others.
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  8.    05 Oct 2015 #8

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Great. Glad we could help and please mark: SOLVED to help others.
    BTW,.. that tool is just what I needed.. thanks for posting the link.
    Jeff
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 Oct 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    BTW,.. that tool is just what I needed.. thanks for posting the link.
    Jeff
    You're welcome Jeff. Glad that you could use it.
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