Restoring Missing Dual Boot Menu in Windows 10

Restoring Missing Dual Boot Menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 effectively removed the default option of having a dual boot menu.  For some, you may find yourself confused as to why the secondary operation system option does not appear.  Effectively, as of 2015, Windows 10 does not, by default, enable dual boot.

For users who wish to access a secondary operating system, whether it be Windows XP, Windows 7, or even a Linux Distribution, you may find that the workaround is to access your BIOS and manually select the operating system.

A workaround to this issue with Windows 10 is simple.  To enable the functionality of seeing multiple boot options, while keeping Windows 10 the default operating systems, follow the following steps.

Option 1:

  • Press Windows Key + X
  • Click Command Prompt (Admin)
  • At the command prompt, enter the following command:
  • bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes
  • Hit Enter on your keyboard
  • Type: Exit
  • Restart your computer and the boot menu should display.

Option 2:

  • Press Windows Key
  • Type: “view advanced system settings
  • Press Enter
  • Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings
  • Click in the Default Operating System list box
  • Select the other operating system
  • Click OK
  • Click OK Again