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Windows 7: GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

23 Aug 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dx2 View Post
Ty, I've traced the msconfig "no gui boot" action and saw that a registry entry under in the BCD0000000 subkeys gets changed. I loaded the bcdtemplate file as temporary hive but could not find it in there. probably get's dynamically generated.

So using bcdedit after setup should solve this problem.
If you like, you could also create a .bat file to run it for you using {current} as the identifier.


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23 Aug 2012   #11
dx2

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

ok

probably the best way to apply post setup tweaks instead of the install.wim registry.
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23 Aug 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It'd be the easiest way at least.
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05 Sep 2012   #13
najodleglejszy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was using the method #1 on my previous laptop (Lenovo Y550) with no problems at all. I've tried it on my Lenovo Z580 and something weird happened: after I checked "No GUI boot", some error popped out (unfortunately I can't remember what it was saying) and then all the checkboxes in msconfig window cleared themselves. and I wasn't able to check any of them.
after rebooting, Windows wouldn't start up, it was only displaying something about boot failure and was asking for a repair disc (if I remember correctly). I couldn't find mine anywhere, so the only solution was to wipe everything with One Key Recovery.
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05 Sep 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Najodleglejszy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sounds like some sort of mistake may have been made or you may have had some pre existing issue since this shouldn't cause any boot issues with just having the graphical animation not load.
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05 Sep 2012   #15
najodleglejszy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

yeah, I was quite surprised when I saw what have happened next, what with me using it before on another laptop. and, for obvious reasons, I'm a bit afraid to try it again :S
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05 Sep 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'd recommend to create another one key image backup first to be on the safe side in case you do have some issue that may be causing it.
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08 Nov 2012   #17
acornada

Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Have you timed the results on your system? I used a stopwatch to time the boot from the end of the BIOS screen to appearance of logon screen. With regular boot, the animated logo appears for a few seconds. Without GUI boot there's no animated logo, but there's a black screen for the same amount of time.

With GUI boot or without GUI boot, from end of the BIOS screen to appearance of logon screen is 18 seconds. I see no time saving by disabling GUI boot, probably because the animated logo isn't actually delaying anything. I think the boot process is occurring while the animated logo displays.

I'd be interested to hear if other systems show different results. On my system at least, there's no difference with GUI boot or without GUI boot.
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08 Nov 2012   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Acornada,

It mostly depends on how fast one's system is for the difference, but I can't imagine it being much (seconds or less) regardless.
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08 Nov 2012   #19
acornada

Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1, 64-bit
 
 

On a decent system, I suspect there would be no difference because I don't think the animated logo delays the boot. I think the boot continues normally, while the animated logo appears at the same time as boot operations continue in the background.

BTW Brink, I've read many of your tutorials. Excellent stuff!!
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