TechSpot

Get rid of OS selection screen

By rmdl51
Oct 11, 2007
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hello everybody! I need your help if anyone of you know how to get rid of the Windows OS startup selection screen, I hope you know which screen I mean.

    When you boot up and U have two different OS installed it gives you a selection startup screen where you choose which OS you want to use, the problem is that lately all of a sudden at work after installing just one version of windows XP in only one partition of HDD and after using windows update something happen that this screen start appearing and is really annoying having to select one option or need to wait 30 seconds until the time runs out, I think it has something to do with the registry or maybe win.ini or autoexec I don't know, please if you know how to do this I will really appreciate your help, Thanks!
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Control Panel -> System -> Advanced tab -> Startup and Recovery Settings -> Time to display list of operating systems - change to zero.

    Alternatively, click the Edit button and remove the unnecessary OS line from [operating systems] section if there's more than one - but you have to be sure which one, otherwise it won't boot.
  3. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    Wow! Thanks for the fast reply! That works perfectly! Thank you so much!
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.