reduce the time of operating system selection menu

Friday, October 23, 2009
If your pc in a dual boot mode (such as xp and vista) you notice that every time you restart or switch on pc operating system selection menu is displayed, the default timeout is 30 seconds, if you want you can reduce default timeout. follow these steps.

  • Right click on my computer and click properties
  • Click on advanced tab
  • Under "startup and recovery" click settings tab
  • Now reduce the timeout by clicking the down arrow head in "time to display list of operating systems"
  • After done click ok
  • Then click apply and ok
  • Reboot the pc and you can see the changes for default timeout
Also you can change the default highlighted operating system to most you preferred, for example if you use windows xp and vista, the xp will be on the top and vista will be second choice, but it always highlighted default operating system as vista, if no selection been made before timeout, pc loads windows vista. you can change the default highlighted operating system, to do this follow these steps.

  • Right click on my computer and click properties
  • Click on advanced tab
  • Under "startup and recovery" click settings tab
  • In here under "default operating system" the first displayed operating system is the default highlighted operating system, to change the order click down arrow head and select the other operating system you prefer, after done click ok
  • Reboot the pc to see the changes

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