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GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

How to Enable or Disable "GUI Boot" in Windows
Published by Brink
22 Aug 2012
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How to Enable or Disable "GUI Boot" in Windows

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the graphical animation GUI Boot while booting or resuming from hibernation into Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
Disabling GUI Boot may help reduce the amount of time it takes to startup Windows by a small amount of time (few seconds at most).
  • If "No GUI Boot" in Vista, you will have the Aurora boot screen instead of the green animated loading bar.
  • If "No GUI Boot" in Windows 7, you will have a blank black boot screen instead of the animated dots turning into a Windows flag.
  • If "No GUI Boot" in Windows 8, you will only have the blue window in the boot screen instead of also with the animated spining circle of dots.

EXAMPLE: Default "GUI Boot" Screens in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable "GUI Boot" in msconfig (System Configuration)
1. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type msconfig, and click/tap on OK.

2. Click/tap on the Boot tab, select the OS (ex: Windows 7) that you want to set this for at it's startup, and go to step 3 or 4 below. (see screenshot below)
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3. To Enable GUI Boot for the Selected Windows
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Uncheck the No GUI Boot box, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below step 2)
4. To Disable GUI Boot for the Selected Windows
A) Check the No GUI Boot box, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below step 2)
5. If you have another Windows installed (ex: Windows 8) in a multiboot setup that you would like to set this for as well, then repeat step 3 or 4 above for it as well and go to step 6 afterwards.

6. Check the Make all boot settings permanent box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)

7. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)
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8. Click/tap on Restart to apply. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Be sure to save and close anything you have open first.
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OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable "GUI Boot" in a Command Prompt
1. Open an elevated command prompt, or a command prompt at boot.

2. In the command prompt, type bcdedit and press Enter. Under the Windows Boot Loader sections, make note of the identifier value (ex: {current}) for the OS description (ex: Windows 7) that you want to use in step 4 or 5 below.
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3. Do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do.

4. To Enable GUI Boot for the Selected Windows
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) In the command prompt, type the command below and press Enter.
NOTE: Substitute identifier in the command below with the actual value or long GUID number to the right of identifer in the command used from step 2.
bcdedit /set {identifier} quietboot Yes

For example: If I wanted to set this for Windows 7 (description) with it's "identifier" showing as {current} from step 2, I would type this command below exactly and press Enter.

bcdedit /set {current} quietboot Yes
B) Go to step 6 below.
5. To Disable GUI Boot for the Selected Windows
A) In the command prompt, type the command below and press Enter.
NOTE: Substitute identifier in the command below with the actual value or long GUID number to the right of identifer in the command used from step 2.
bcdedit /set {identifier} quietboot No

For example: If I wanted to set this for Windows 7 (description) with it's "identifier" showing as {current} from step 2, I would type this command below exactly and press Enter.

bcdedit /set {current} quietboot No
B) Go to step 6 below.
6. If you have another Windows installed (ex: Windows 8) in a multiboot setup that you would like to set this for as well, then repeat the steps above for it as well and go to step 7 afterwards.

7. Close the command prompt. If you like, you can restart the computer and startup the Windows this was applied to see the change.
That's it,
Shawn



22 Aug 2012   #1
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for posting this on request.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. Thank you for requesting it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #3
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Thank you for the tutorial, but in OPTION ONE. You checked Make all boot settings permanent. What is this? You cannot restore them or you can restore them with rstrui.exe?
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23 Aug 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jonathan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

"Permanent" is a bit misleading. It's just a setting that needs to be checked to keep it set that way until you want to change it again using the steps in the tutorial. That's all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #5
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jonathan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

"Permanent" is a bit misleading. It's just a setting that needs to be checked to keep it set that way until you want to change it again using the steps in the tutorial. That's all.
I'm also member of Microsoft Answers since March, 2012.

Will changing GUI boot speed up boot time?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Disabling GUI Boot can help reduce the amount of time it takes to startup Windows by the amount of time it takes to not play the graphical animation anymore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #7
dx2

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

Is there a way to set this in Windows 7 Setup somewhere (windows 7 setup modification, before Windows 7 is installed)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello dx2, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but not that I'm aware of.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #9
dx2

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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