Change Default OS Selection Timeout

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Change Default OS Selection Timeout
Tags:  Windows NT Windows 2000
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This setting controls the amount of time Windows NT will wait before loading the Default OS choice as define by the "default=" option.
1. Change the attributes for BOOT.INI so it is not 'Read Only', BOOT.INI is found in the root directory of the first partition. And open the file using Notepad or another text editor (not Microsoft Word or any word processor).
2. Change the default value of '30' to a number representing a timeout in seconds. ie. to have a timeout of 5 seconds change the value to 'timeout=5'.
3. The change will take affect on the next reboot.
Hint: To have an Windows NT wait indefinitely for a choice change this value to 'timeout=-1'.

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