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    How do you access advanced startup options using remote desktop?

    I set up dual boot between windows xp and windows 8. Windows 8 is the default o/s. I would like to reboot using remote desktop from windows 8 to xp. The option to restart is not available in the charms/settings/change pc settings/general when using remote desktop. Also, 'shutdown /r /o /f /t 00' gets an error. Does anybody know how to accomplish this?

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    You can't do this with remote desktop. Remote desktop requires an operating system to be running. What you want to do is part of the boot process prior to any OS being loaded.

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    Try TeamViewer. It allowed for full remote control on Windows 7, including rebooting, so I guess it is possible you can achieve the same with Windows 8. I haven't tried it, though.
    TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use.

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    I understand that the boot prompt is prior to loading the o/s but if you are logged in to windows 8 at the desktop as opposed to remote desktop, you have an option to restart and choose the alternate o/s prior to shutting down windows 8. It just looks like you should have the same functionality with remote desktop. I believe in windows xp, it defaulted to denying restart/shutdown using remote desktop but you could alter the options to allow it.

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    I don't understand the part about choosing the alternate OS prior to reboot unless that is the default or the boot order is manipulated before restart, but try your switches with a dash instead of a slash. for example, shutdown -r

    The lock screen seems to best represent the windows security screen in Windows 7, where one could easily choose restart or shutdown, and XP could be managed remotely via the Task Manager, but so far I don't see any other way in 8 except by command line or maybe command line script shortcut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.U.N. downtown View Post
    I don't understand the part about choosing the alternate OS prior to reboot unless that is the default
    That is the default behavior of the Windows 8 bootmgr when dual booting. That's why I use the Windows 7 bootmgr for my dual boot with Windows 7/8.

    I can go directly to either OS without the reboot in between.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Does NeoSmart's iReboot help or have a role in this matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmonroe36 View Post
    Does NeoSmart's iReboot help or have a role in this matter?
    Yes, iReboot works perfectly. Was hoping for a Microsoft solution but...

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    I would recommend deploying on premise RHUB remote support appliances. It provides the feature wherein; you can remotely reboot the supported computer in the regular mode or the safe mode.

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