Skip to content

%SystemRoot%\System32 secrets: BCDEdit

CLI

Ok, next item in our list is not to be actually very much used. Troubleshooting OS boot, creating some boot options, that’s it. But actually it is worth knowing about it. Nevertheless, what you can do with it can be quite awesome… If you need it =)

For example, you can enable and configure EMS (Emergency Management Services) for any boot entry in your list. Or you can enable kernel debugging. Some wicked tongues tell that you can even arrange a dual boot with some other OS if you want. I’m going to check it one of these days… Someday =)

For further reading refer to these documents:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709667(WS.10).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731662(WS.10).aspx

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c/5/9c5b2167-8017-4bae-9fde-d599bac8184a/BCDedit_reff.docx

Switch to our mobile site