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How does one go about restoring the Windows 8 Boot GUI if one chose Windows Vista as the default before knowing they'd loose the nifty GUI interface? I'd rather make Windows 8 Default and choose Vista when I want just to get the mouse capable Boot GUI back.

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Would running MSCONFIG help? – Guy Thomas Jan 15 '13 at 7:57

Set Windows 8 as default (via msconfig) and run this command from a command prompt with admin rights (elevated):

bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy standard

Now you should have the new Boot manager back.


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