Jan 062010

If you have more than one operating system installed along with your Windows 7 and Windows Vista then you may be aware that the Windows Boot Manager displays the multi OS menu for 30 seconds before choosing the default operating system and boot your PC or Laptop. However, this can be reduced or increased by one simple command from the Command Prompt.

1. Click Start – Ru, type “CMD
2. Right-Click CMD and choose “Run As Administrator
3. Type bcdedit /timeout <seconds>

For instance,

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /timeout 10
The operation completed successfully.

where “10″ denotes the timout reset to 10 seconds.

To confirm the change simply type “bcdedit” without any options as follows:

BootManager Timeout Value

BootManager Timeout Value

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