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Windows 7: bootmenupolicy=standard for Win 7 hides multi boot menu

27 Aug 2012   #1

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 
bootmenupolicy=standard for Win 7 hides multi boot menu

I have defined BootMenuPolicy for Windows 7 loader as standard(1) in a multi boot system with Windows 8 and Windows 7 (and other OSs)
and set Windows 7 as default loader.

System boots directly to Windows 7 - no boot menu is displayed.

So what is prohibiting boot manager to display boot menu ?
(If bootmenupolicy for Win 7 is set to legacy(0) boot menu is displayed.)

bcdedit output:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {85945464-1195-11e1-8020-d1ad9cfac0bf}
displayorder {ntldr}
{de51ff09-ee60-11e1-b8f5-a9b74e121d40}
{current}
{de50478a-bb21-11e1-837e-001d72ceba3a}
{2d3b1ad2-737e-4cef-b581-d5fab0849944}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description XP

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {de51ff09-ee60-11e1-b8f5-a9b74e121d40}
device vhd=[D:]\VHD\w8.vhd
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 8
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {de51ff0a-ee60-11e1-b8f5-a9b74e121d40}
integrityservices Enable
recoveryenabled Yes
custom:17000077 352321653
osdevice vhd=[D:]\VHD\w8.vhd
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {de51ff08-ee60-11e1-b8f5-a9b74e121d40}
nx OptIn
custom:250000c2 1

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\System32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {fb3f9678-124f-11e1-91fd-fce34374b63e}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {85945464-1195-11e1-8020-d1ad9cfac0bf}
nx OptIn
pae Default
custom:250000c2 1

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {de50478a-bb21-11e1-837e-001d72ceba3a}
device partition=C:
path \plop\plpbt4win.ldr
description Plop Boot Manager

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {2d3b1ad2-737e-4cef-b581-d5fab0849944}
device partition=C:
path \BoYans\Harddisk0Partition4.pbr
description GRUB Loader - disk 0 partition 4


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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27 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Is this a trick question?

If not then install EasyBCD 2.1.2 to Windows 7 to add the other OS's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2012   #3

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Its a question about Windows 7/8 boot options.

There is no need to add or delete anything all loaders are present.

The question is why changing bootmenupolicy for Win 7 has such an dramatic effect ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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27 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Sorry don't have much time to study boot menu policy, just what works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2012   #5

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Adding loaders would not help - there are already 5 loaders in displayorder.
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