Make Windows 8 Use the Old Boot Manager

In this article we explain how to make Windows 8 use the old Boot Manager.

Introduction

In this article we explain how to make Windows 8 use the old Boot Manager. If you have a Windows 8 dual-boot system then it uses a new Boot Manager.

Procedure to use the old Boot Manager

Step 1

First we open the Windows 8 Boot Manager and click the button "Change defaults or choose other options".

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Step 2

After that we select the second option "Choose a default operating system".

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Step 3

Now select Windows 7, Vista or XP; whichever OS you want to boot into.

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Step 4

Click the back button and select continue to Windows 7 or the OS you want. Or select Turn Off Your PC.

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Step 5

From now on, when you restart the computer you'll see the familiar and speedy DOS style Boot Manager.

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