You must be aware about the new graphical boot menu of Windows 8, that is also called Hybrid Boot. Unlike the boot menu of previous Windows versions (i.e Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7), Windows 8 boot menu can also be navigated with mouse, keyboard and touch. The new boot menu lets you access a range of tools and options right from the boot menu, including Reset PC and Refresh PC features also.

windows 8 boot menu

Users who have already installed Windows 8 in dual boot with Windows 7, probably have noticed that the old black and white boot menu replaced with the graphical boot menu interface. If your computer is shared by more than one people, it may happen that some one has disabled the graphical boot menu of Windows 8 / Windows 8.1.

Do you love the new hybrid boot menu of Windows 8, just follow the simple steps to get it back :

1. If you are running Windows 8 in dual boot with Windows 7, you first need to set Windows 8 as default OS. And if you are not in dual boot, you can safely skip to step 2 directly.

2. Open Command Prompt with administrator privilege. To do this, switch to Start screen, type CMD and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to launch elevated command prompt.

3. Execute the following command in command prompt window :

bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy standard

Enable Graphical Boot Menu in Windows 84. Exit the Command Prompt and reboot your PC to see the graphical boot menu.

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