Solved Restoring the Windows GUI boot menu again if legacy text one appears. (fixed)


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After creating a winpe.vhdx and a windows 22 server vhdx I lost the blue boot windows GUI and just got the old legacy black text one.

The easiest way to fix this is via (as admin) bcdedit.

Simply run bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard where {default} is the system you want as default (or in whatever id it is -- you can see that by just running bcdedit without any parameters - just lists them all if you have serveral systems.

Of course if you already have the newer blue boot menu and don't like it you can revert by typing

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy - but not sure why you'd want to do that -- people's choice I suppose.

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Hi folks
After creating a winpe.vhdx and a windows 22 server vhdx I lost the blue boot windows GUI and just got the old legacy black text one.

The easiest way to fix this is via (as admin) bcdedit.

Simply run bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard where {default} is the system you want as default (or in whatever id it is -- you can see that by just running bcdedit without any parameters - just lists them all if you have serveral systems.

Of course if you already have the newer blue boot menu and don't like it you can revert by typing

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy - but not sure why you'd want to do that -- people's choice I suppose.

Cheers
jimbo
I recommend you use Code tags when suggesting such commands (</> icon in menu)

Code:
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

Code:
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
Main reason some prefer the legacy menu is it can be quite a bit faster.
 

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I use the legacy boot menu since my BIOS enter screen is mostly black, except for the ROG logo and it blends in nicely. It is also a little faster, but not by much.

If I need to get to the recovery menu I just need to press F8 at the boot menu.
 

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Good info. I will give legacy option a try. Thanks! :-)
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Good info. I will give legacy option a try. Thanks! :-)
-Gamma
It is much easier to select option using graphical interface - it is too easy to select wrong option on legacy bios, particularly for people with reduce dexterity or "fat fingers". Also can take several clicks.

Also, some bioses have a bug where legacy bios only shows in low resolution if secure boot is enabled.
 

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Hi folks

especially if you have a load of different OS'es -- the description which you can set (also doable with legacy boot) is much clearer IMO with white / blue GUI tham with black / grey text in the legacy menu.

I don't think boot time length makes any even noticeable difference on decent (and even quite old) equipment either. Also you can get longer descriptions visible on the screen.

But it's people's choice and at least both menu types are still available.
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(And yes I still use Win 10 from time to time).

cheers
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Hi folks

especially if you have a load of different OS'es -- the description which you can set (also doable with legacy boot) is much clearer IMO with white / blue GUI tham with black / grey text in the legacy menu.

I don't think boot time length makes any even noticeable difference on decent (and even quite old) equipment either. Also you can get longer descriptions visible on the screen.

But it's people's choice and at least both menu types are still available.
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(And yes I still use Win 10 from time to time).

cheers
jimbo
Wow! You are a VHD rider. That's me too! :-)
-Gamma
 

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