BootNext Help - boot any device or operating system


1. Start screen

BootNext start screen

Click "Grant "Run as administrator"...." button to continue.


2. Main screen

BootNext main screen

Helpful information displayed:


3. Available boot options - loaders and devices

bootnext - loaders and devices

As you can see on UEFI firmware you can directly boot to:

a) devices - USB, CD/DVD, Hard drive (using MBR booting)

b) loaders/applications

(entries marked with # are UEFI firmware loaders and devices)

On BIOS firmware you can boot directly all installed systems and applications which have boot entries in BCD (boot configuration data)


4. Safe mode options

BootNext - safe mode options

You can select from 3 modes:


5. Create Safe mode loader

BootNext - create safe mode loader


1) Select Windows loader (OS) for which you want to create safe mode loader.

2) Select safe mode option

2a) Eventually mark check box for inclusion in boot menu (default is unchecked)

3) Click on "Create safe mode loader" button.


6. Direct access to UEFI firmware setup

Click button "UEFI firmware setup" and confirm.


7. System shut down

Click button "System shut down" and confirm.


8. Help button

On click displays this help page (internet connection assumed).



Advanced topic!


9. Setting alternate shell

You can change the default value - "cmd.exe" - for alternate shell by using another compatible program.

The value is stored in registry hive "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key "SYSTEM" subkey "CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot" and string value name "AlternateShell"

Be careful when manipulating the registry ! (You should know what you are doing)

Always make backups so you can restore - either make complete system backups or just backup the registry in this case.



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