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Windows 8 Legacy Boot Menu

This tip was learned at WinAero: How to customize the Windows 8 boot experience. If the steps below are too advanced for you, check out their Boot UI Tuner portable application to easily do the same and more with just two simple clicks.

Many tips online suggest making Windows 7 the default OS to bring back the legacy boot menu (this doesn't load the OS before presenting the OS options). But what if you want Windows 8 as the default?

To keep Windows 8 as the default OS and still enjoy the speed of legacy (Windows 7 style) boot menu:
Launch Windows 8. On the Start screen, type 'cmd' (there's no search box, you just start typing on the screen with tiles).When results appear on left, right-click on "Command Prompt".At the bottom bar, click "Run as administrator". (Your computer may appear to be idle for a couple of seconds. This is normal.)In the User Account Control dialog, click "Yes".In the Command Prompt window that opens, type the followin…