Friday, September 26, 2008

Reboot Shortcut from Vista to XP

If your PC currently running on Vista, and occasionally use XP frequently, so you need a shortcut to save your time. Of course, this tips only work on dual boot PC, Vista and XP.

Next, we’ll make a shortcut to restart computer (when you run on Vista), and automatically change to XP.

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Type this command to notepad:  bcdedit /bootsequence {ntldr} /addfirst shutdown /r /t 0
  3. Save as batch file, go to File – Save As, name it “Reboot into XP.bat”
  4. To get easier access, you may give a desktop shortcut to the file or directly save it on the desktop.

That’s all, now when you are running Vista and need to move to XP quickly, double click the shortcut.

To make a reboot/restart shortcut in XP to XP:
  1. Right click on the desktop - New - Shortcut
  2. After create shortcut window appear, type this: Shutdown -r -t 0
  3. Give the shortcut a name
  4. Change the icon if you like to
  5. Try double click your new shortcut to reboot
You can modify shutdown command parameters by:
  1. Press Win + R to activa Run box
  2. Type 'cmd' (without quation), enter
  3. Type 'shutdown /?', enter
  4. It should show the usage of shutdown command and parameters.

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