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Deep Freeze and workstations running Windows 8 in a dual boot configuration.


When running Windows 8 users who have configured the operating system to be protected by Deep  Freeze may find that the operating system will not allow them to boot an operating system other than the default one. This occurs due to changes in the Windows 8 boot loader that effectively require Deep Freeze to protect the operating system at this stage preventing users from changing the boot device.



This can be resolved by setting the computer to use the older style of boot loader by running the following command;


 bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy


To revert this change run the command below;


    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard



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