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    Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    When Vista starts up, there's about a 30 pause at the (HP) setup screen.

    In XP you can control this by just decreasing the (default) 30 second pause at the boot menu to something more reasonable -- like 5 seconds.

    Is there a way to do the same in Vista? Maybe need "search lessons", 'cause Google gave me Nada.

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    Re: Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    Search on <code>"Set the Default Operating System in Windows Vista’s Boot Manager"</code> and see what you get.

    (You should find a link to Maximum PC Guides, but as it contains an apostrophe, I can easily copy the url.)

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    Re: Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    Jeff, thanks.

    Leif, I have it set to 3 seconds there, but (counting) it takes over twenty-three seconds to get off that screen...

    Geez, may it's just loading a bunch of "stuff" "behind the scenes".

    I always turned off startup bitmaps so I could see what was going on... That's what I should do maybe.

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    Re: Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    Jeff, your "screenshot" link comes up as "forbidden." I don't know which of the screenshots on their web you wanted to show, or I would fix it for you...

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    Re: Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Pilgrim on 30-Mar-08 05:39. )</P>Instead of playing around with BCDEDIT, etc... just download and install this very simple, <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and useful utility: Vista BootPro 3.3. You can change the bootup time quickly and safely. See the screenshots on that same page that show its many features. What you are asking about is seen in the attached image.

    Many of us are using this utility and highly recommend it.

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    Re: Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    Al,

    Thanks for the good intent on fixing that bad link. I think that website is setup to prohibit "hot linking" of their images, thus the problem. So, I remedied that by taking a screenshot of the image and attaching it to my post. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Startup Pause/Delay (Home Premium)

    Thanks guys for all the help.

    Jeff, I think your idea is a grand one!

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    Chuck
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