Don’t like Windows 8 ‘s Metro Boot Menu that appears for dual-booting system?, ditch it and get old Windows 7 boot menu back easily with portable freeware Windows 8 Switch Boot tool. If you’re using dual-boot system with Windows 7 and 8 installed where Windows 8 set as default, then Metro boot menu appears on screen to choose the OS to load.

Reasons to disable Metro boot Menu and switch to Windows 7 style Boot Menu

Win 8 Boot Menu is aimed at touch screens with bigger icons that’s why mouse support is offered and its also slow to load when compared with Boot menu Windows 7 offers. With Windows 7 Boot menu you can able to switch between two OSes much faster.

To switch to Windows 7 you must go through Windows 8 Boot loader and when Windows 7 is selected you’ll be rebooted and Windows 7 will be loaded, this will be averted when windows 7 Boot loader is loaded. If you want to disable Windows 8 boot loader and get Windows 7 legacy boot loader you can achieve that with freeware portable tool Switch Boot.

Switch between Windows 8 Metro and Legacy Boot Loaders with Switch Boot for Windows 8

Using the program is straight forward, download the BootSwitch zip file and extract its contents to a folder and run Bootswitch program on Windows 8. Here program shows standard and Metro boot screens, click on Legacy screen on left side to apply Legacy Boot Loader as default for Windows 8 and other OS you installed.

Windows 8 Switch Boot

If you want the Metro boot screen back for Windows 8, then click on Metro screen on UI. This program behind the scenes runs either of the following commands depending on screen you clicked on Screen.

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy  -To get old Boot screen
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard  -To get Metro style Boot screen

Download Windows 8 Switch Boot