Suggestions To Manage Boot Menu in Windows® 7
Windows 7. the most popular latest Operating system, comes with advanced system resources and features. Compared to previous Operating systems like Windows XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7 has got abundant and incredible improvements. It has got different editions and among those editions, Windows 7 Ultimate is the most powerful one. Windows 7 provides reliable backup and restore solutions for both data files and for your PC. If you save a wrong version, then Windows 7 would also help you recover the older version of the data files. Windows 7 is very fast in searching files, folders, and applications which it does within seconds. Windows 7 also allows you to set automatic backup which would help you to save the data in the local drive. Some of the new features of Windows 7 are Home Group, Jump list, improved taskbar, Windows live essential, Magnifier, and new turn on turn off features. Booting is a boot strapping process which would start the 'Operating System' when you turn on your computer system.
Discussed below are suggestions to manage boot menu in Windows 7:
- Boot menu
- Use BCD editor
- Use Msconfig utility
The Dual-boot users of Windows are likely to be closely familiar with the Boot Menu. The boot menu would appear early in the booting process before your operating system loads. The function of the boot menu is really simple. It would display the list of installed operating systems so that you could choose the Operating System which you like to load. The method of deleting, adding, or maintaining the boot menu list would cause some troubles, but if you make use of the right tools, it would not be troublesome.
Use BCD editor
EasyBCD is a boot menu manager for Windows 7. This tool would allow you to manage your boot entries, either by removal or by addition. Easy BCD also has a skill to manage some of the advanced options which are only accessible through msconfig utility. Then during the boot process, you can configure the bootloader timeout and the number of CPUs or memory used. You can even make backup and restore your complete bootloader and its settings.
This software program usually comes with a means to add, edit, and remove the Operating System in the Windows 7 boot menu. By opening the 'Add/Remove Entries' menu in the program, by selecting the 'Operating System', and by clicking on the 'Delete' button, you can easily remove the existing entry. The application would not provide access to advanced options like configuring DEP/No Execute settings, debugging options etc. Then as the boot menu manager offers a backup option, the previous options can be recovered easily in case of emergency.
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