How to Reboot Directly from One Windows OS to another Windows OS in a multi-boot

by Sarvesh Shrivastava on January 24, 2013

Microsoft’s Windows operating systems are undoubtedly one of the most famous operating system out there. With several versions of Windows such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 out there, users are free to select the one they like.

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However, every new version of Windows has some compatibility issue with drivers made for previous versions of Windows. Also sometimes there are some apps which do not work with the new operating system at all. In those cases, Windows provides the flexibility of dual booting two versions of Windows together, so that the user can easily get the best of both the worlds.

However, there is an annoying factor while dual booting two versions of Windows. The glitch is that to select any of the operating system that you wish to boot, you have to wait for the boot menu to show up. This can take anywhere between 10 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on the speed of your computer. So, this delay increases the whole boot time of Windows, making you sit in front of computer for a longer duration of time, waiting for it to open up.

So we are here with a utility which will allow you to reboot directly from one Windows OS to another Windows OS, bypassing the boot menu and making the whole boot process a lot faster. So, what’s that utility? The freeware is named Reboot-To. As the name suggests, it allows the user to reboot from one OS to another one in a dual boot.

Wondering how it works or how to set it up? Well, don’t worry. Just follow these steps to get the software up and running.

(1) First of all download the Reboot-To software from here. Then go ahead and install the downloaded file. The installation is hassle free and straight forward. Just click on Next twice and the program will install itself.

(2) Once the program is installed, just go ahead and launch it. Once it is launched, an icon of the program will appear in the right end of the task bar.

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(3) Go ahead and right click on that icon to get to the settings of the program. As you can see, the program recognises the installed operating systems automatically and lists it in the menu.

(4) Here, just select the operating system you would like to boot once your system restarts.

(5) Now that you have selected your desired operating system, click on the Reboot now option and the program will restart your computer directly into your desired operating system.

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Wasn’t that easy? So, what are you waiting for? Just go ahead and try the program and let us know whether you liked it.

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Sarvesh, is a Microsoft fanboy and a Windows 8 lover. Blogging is his passion and he likes to cover everything related to technology - especially developments taking place in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Sarvesh has written 12 awesome articles.

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Kunal January 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

That would be so handy to switch different OS’es directly from the current OS.

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Narsimha Sulake's February 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Yuppi, dis software is really yummi….. nd im looking too for this since a long time

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