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Windows 7: Windows 7 boot parameters editable

09 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
Windows 7 boot parameters editable

I was always asking myself why microsoft hasn't included the option to press a key at boot menu and edit the boot parameters on-the-fly.

Well, maybe it was included in Vista and I didn't know...but I accidentally found that:

If you press the F10 key while booting Windows 7 (either at boot menu or before) you get the option to edit the boot parameters:

You can edit the boot line , similar to XP's boot.ini way :



It's strange, cause it's not mentioned anywhere at the boot menu, that F10 key lets you edit the boot parameters!

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09 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

I've heard of this, but it's still a nice find, Archon. I suspect that the reason why there is no mention of this is to prevent people who aren't computer savvy from making changes which can result in the system failing to boot.
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09 Jun 2009   #3


F-10 is where I select boot sequence.

I use msconfig\boot to edit boot parameters
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30 Dec 2010   #4
M Flood

Window 7 64 Bit

Thanks for this "find" I thought I had. . well actually I had . . . gotten Win 7 box really hosed up. I found your tip and had the whole thing turned around in about 5 minutes. Thanks Much. I'll remember this for a long time. Again thanks for sharing.
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