BootIt Bare Metal: How to set next boot O/S from Windows?

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BootIt Bare Metal: How to set next boot O/S from Windows?

Postby Mark Kratzer » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:58 pm

Maybe someone can help me with this. Thanks.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I have purchased your product which you may validate below.

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Your product is truly brilliant and amazingly useful. However, I have one difficulty with it.

I have set up a dual boot host with:

(a) Windows XP Pro SP3 32b
(b) Windows 7 Pro SP1 32b

I mainly operate this host via remote control using TeamViewer (a VNC/UDP remote control implementation).

The problem arises that there is no way when running either hosted O/S to specify which O/S I want to come up on the next boot. (Since I only have remote control capability once Windows is already up and running.) This forces me to be physically present at the console to select the O/S for the next boot if I want to switch between XP and Win7.

Have you or a third party written a utility which can be run from Windows that will alter the next boot default stored in your EMBR partition? Thus, I could switch which O/S would come up on the next boot without having to go to the console. (NOTE: I am already able to power up the host remotely using a Wake on LAN Magic Packet.) I would find such a utility extremely useful!

Thank you.

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Re: BootIt Bare Metal: How to set next boot O/S from Window

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:57 pm

You can use BootNow to select which OS to boot from Windows:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads/BOOTNOW.ZIP
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Re: BootIt Bare Metal: How to set next boot O/S from Window

Postby Mark Kratzer » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:02 am

Excellent! Thank you!
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