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Windows 7: Reboot and choose OS

01 Jun 2009   #1

7600.20510 x86
Reboot and choose OS

Does anyone know of a software available that lets you reboot from Windows and choose another OS besides the auto default, in a multiboot scenario?

I need something like this because I Dameware into my other computer a lot and would like to be able to get it to boot to another OS than default, remotely.

I guess I could use EasyBCD to change the default OS when I want to reboot but hoping to do this without editing bcd.

Thanks for any ideas.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


You could try

Right-Click Computer -> Properties

Advanced system settings -> Startup and Recovery
Reboot and choose OS-capture.png

Hope this helps :)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu


Not sure if ireboot will do what you want remotely - it's available on the EasyBCD site
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jun 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Thanks for the responses. That iReboot program looks like exactly what I was talking about. Going to give it a try later. Thanks again.

Edit to add info: I remotely installed it to my running 7 OS, then told it to reboot to my Vista SP2 and it did it perfectly. I'm DameWaring into it right now. All done sitting here at other machine. I'm sure XP will be the same.

Another edit: Grr. I just installed it into my Vista SP2 with Zone Alarm and both the installer and application itself tries to dial home. Probably to update or something. I'm not a huge fan of that but will be using this nonetheless. Good stuff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #5
Orbital Shark


It would be interesting to know if the 'Startup and Restore' option was viable too

Could be another tutorial in the making
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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