Auto Reboot to a Different Windows Operating System at a Different Partition

March 2, 2010 | Filed under Software


Normally when you buy a computer, it only comes with only one type of Windows and usually it is the latest one which is Windows 7. For power user, it doesn’t stop them from having more different Windows such as XP, Vista and 7 simultaneously installed on a computer. Since every Windows operating system has it differences, software programmers needs to test their application on all versions of Windows to make sure that it works.

Installing multiple Windows is not difficult. All you need is a bigger hard drive and make an individual partition for an operating system. It would be even easier if you install from the older Windows operating system to newer because the boot loader is able to detect older versions of Windows. If you install Windows 7 first and then only XP, the XP bootloader will have problems booting up Windows 7, and you will need to manually edit the boot.ini to fix it.

When booting up the computer, you will come to a part where you get to select which Windows you want to boot up to. If no selection is done within 30 seconds, the first OS in the list will be selected to boot up.

select OS to boot up

iReboot is NeoSmart Technologies’ simple yet effective reboot helper tool. iReboot sits in your taskbar at startup (only taking up 400KB of memory!) and lets you choose which operating system you want to reboot into. Instead of pressing restart, waiting for Windows to shut down, waiting for your BIOS to post, then selecting the operating system you want to boot into (within the bootloader time-limit!); you just select that entry from iReboot and let it do the rest! If you liked EasyBCD, you’ll just love iReboot!

Download iReboot from NeoSmart Technologies Website

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