Posted by: kurtsh | August 19, 2007

HOWTO: Reboot Windows Vista without going through the BIOS POST

How would you like to reboot your system without having to go through the BIOS POST saving you about 15-20 seconds during boot? (This was an interesting bit I read on Nathan Weinberg’s "Inside Microsoft" blog)

Basically, the net-net of it is that if you want a fast reboot, simply hold down the Shift-key while you’re clicking Start button –> Restart, and it’ll restart Windows without a complete BIOS execute.

Nathan does make one mistake I believe:  This is exclusively available on Windows Vista – not Windows XP.


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