‘Uninstall on Boot’ in Windows 10: What is it and How to Remove it

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For those of you who installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on your operating system you might also have the “Uninstall option on boot” feature which is another boot menu that appears when you restart the Windows 10 Technical Preview operating system. You will find out more about this feature and also how to uninstall it if you wish by reading the lines posted below.
The Uninstall option on boot What it is, How to get rid of it [Windows 10]
This boot selection feature offers you the possibility to completely remove the Windows 10 Technical Preview as well as other options but if you wait approximately 30 seconds in this boot menu it will automatically start your Windows 10 Technical Preview normally. Fortunately for us not a lot of Windows users are interested in this boot menu and it will disappear with the next fresh release of Windows 10

How to handle the uninstall option on boot in Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Uninstall this feature:

If you wish to remove this boot feature you can do it very easily by following the lines below.

  1. From the Start screen of your Windows 10 technical preview start writing the following: “cmd” without the quotes.
    Note: Another way to access the command prompt window is by moving the mouse cursor over to the upper right side of the screen and left clicking on the “Search” feature. In the search box write “cmd” without the quotes.
  2. After the search has finished right click on the “Command Prompt” icon.
  3. From the menu that shows up you will need to left click or tap on the “Run as Administrator” feature.
    Note: Left click or tap on the “Yes” button if you are prompt by a User Account Control message telling you to allow access.
  4. In the command prompt window write the following: “bcdedit /timeout 0” without the quotes.
  5. Press the “Enter” button to run the command.
  6. After the process has finished write the following in the command prompt: “Exit” without the quotes.
  7. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  8. Now reboot your Windows 10 Technical Preview system and check if your Uninstall option on boot is appearing now.

Get back the Uninstall feature in Windows 10 technical Preview:

  1. Again on the start screen write the following: “cmd”.
  2. Right click on the “Command Prompt” icon.
  3. From the menu left click or tap on the “Run as Administrator” feature.
  4. Now in the command prompt window write the following: “bcdedit /timeout 1” without the quotes.
  5. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  6. Now after the process has finished write the following in the command prompt: “Exit” without the quotes.
  7. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
  8. Reboot your Windows 10 Technical Preview system and check if this Uninstall feature is running again.

Important: If you want to uninstall the Windows 10 Technical Preview system you will have to be sure to have the passwords for the accounts that you used on the previous Windows operating system because after the uninstall process it will at some point ask you for them.

Important 2: If you updated any apps to be compatible with the Windows 10 Technical Preview version be aware that if you go back to the Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 system the applications will not work. So be sure that you update your apps to the version of Windows you are using.

Important 3: If you run the “Refresh” feature or the “Restore” feature in Windows 10 Technical Preview the “Boot” option will be also disabled or it might break thus preventing you from using the previous system of Windows normally. So if you want to get it back you will have to place again the installation media with the version of Windows you want to run and reinstall it but be sure to check the option that tells you to keep your personal files.

So there you have it folks, you now have all the information needed to properly use the uninstall option on boot available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview operating system but if you have any other additional questions please don’t hesitate to write us in the comments section of the page situated a little bit below and we will help you further with this subject.

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