Windows 10: Quickly boot between OS's

Discus and support Quickly boot between OS's in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Friends, If you're dual booting like I am between your current OS and Windows 10 here is a trick I use to quickly go back and forth. I have a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Justdave, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Justdave Win User

    Quickly boot between OS's


    If you're dual booting like I am between your current OS and Windows 10 here is a trick I use to quickly go back and forth. I have a shortcut in Windows 8.1 to take me to Windows 10 and a shortcut on Windows 10 to take me to Windows 8.1. Here is what you need to do.

    In your current OS

    1. create a batch file as follows:
    bcdedit /default {identifier}
    bcdedit /timeout 0
    shutdown /r /t 0

    --Run BCDEdit to find the identifier for Windows 10 to insert above

    --Setting the timeout to 0 will skip the Boot Menu screen, leave that line out if you want

    2. Create a shortcut to that batch file and in 'Properties' set 'Run minimized' and set Advanced 'Run as administrator'

    Rename the shortcut anything you want. Mine is 'Boot to Windows 10' in Windows 8.1 and 'Boot to Windows 8.1' in Windows 10

    In Windows 10 repeat the steps 1 and 2 above inserting the {identifier} for your current OS

    Just thought I'd pass this along.

    Justdave, Jul 19, 2015
  2. Smittychat., Jul 19, 2015
  3. HumbleInc Win User
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    Pressing F9 worked for me. It seems windows is between OSs - doesn't have the boot record for the previous OS and cannot find the new boot record. F9 booted back in to windows, completed the update and all is well after that.
    HumbleInc, Jul 19, 2015
  4. Ztruker Win User

    Quickly boot between OS's

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    Ztruker, Jul 19, 2015
  5. Vladimir Win User
    Cool !

    Thanks for sharing.

    Vladimir, Apr 4, 2018

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