Change the time of display of the list of operating systems and recovery options in Windows 10/8

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On a multi-boot computer, Windows displays all operating systems that have been installed on the computer for a certain period of time during boot time before it boots into the default operating system as soon as the default time of 10 seconds has expired. You can change this period if you wish. This article shows you how to change the time period to display the list of operating systems and recovery options in Windows 10/8.

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To change the display time of the operating system list, open Computers in File Explorer. Click System Properties.

In the left pane, click Advanced System Settings. This opens the System Properties tab Advanced.

Then click the Settings button under Start and Restore.

Under Startup, you will see the option:

      • Operating system list display time.

Set the time to the desired number. You can reduce it to 5 seconds if you wish.

If you wish, you can also set the period during which the restore options are displayed. To do this, enable Time to display recovery options if necessary and change the default value from 30 seconds to the desired time period.

Click OK.

The next time you start your Windows 10/8 computer, you will see that the changes have taken effect.

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