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Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Windows 10

Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Windows 10: If you installed more than one operating system on your PC then at the boot menu you will have 30 seconds (by default) to choose an operating system with which you want to start your PC before the default operating system is automatically selected. The 30 seconds is quite a reasonable time to select the OS of your choice but if you still feel that it’s not enough then you can easily increase this duration.

Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Windows 10

On the other hand, some people feel that this duration of 30 seconds is more than enough and want to reduce this time then don’t worry this can also be easily done by following the below guide. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Startup and Recovery

1.Right-click on “This PC” or “My Computer” then select Properties.

This PC properties

2.Now from the left-hand menu click on “Advanced system settings“.

advanced system settings

3.Click on Settings button under Startup and Recovery.

system properties advanced startup and recovery settings

4.Make sure to checkmarkTime to display list of operating systems” box, then enter how many seconds (0-999) you want to display the OS selection screen at startup.

Checkmark Time to display list of operating systems

Note: The default value is 30 seconds. If you want to run the default OS without waiting then enter 0 seconds.

5.Click Apply followed by OK.

Method 2: Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in System Configuration

1.Press Windows Key + R then type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

2.Now in System Configuration window switch to Boot tab.

3.Under Timeout enter how many seconds (3-999) you want to display the OS selection screen at startup.

Under Timeout enter how many seconds you want to display the OS selection screen at startup

4.Next, checkmark “Make all boot settings permanent” box then Click Apply followed by OK.

5.Click Yes to confirm the pop-up message then click on Restart button to save changes.

You will be prompted to restart Windows 10, simply click on Restart to save changes.

Method 3: Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Command Prompt

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

bcdedit /timeout X_seconds

Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup using CMD

Note: Replace X_seconds with how many seconds (0 to 999) you want. Using 0 seconds will have no timeout period and the default OS will boot automatically.

3.Close everything and reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 4: Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Advanced Startup Options

1.While at the boot menu or after booting to advanced startup options click on “Change defaults or choose other options” at the bottom.

Click Change defaults or choose other options on boot menu

2.On the next screen, click Change the timer.

Click Change the timer under Options at boot menu

3.Now set a new timeout value (5 minutes, 30 seconds, or 5 seconds) for how many seconds you want to display the OS selection screen at startup.

Now set a new timeout value (5 minutes, 30 seconds, or 5 seconds)

4.Click on the Continue button then select the OS you want to start.

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That’s it, you successfully learned How to Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems at Startup in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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