Edit boot options

This section covers editing boot options on a computer and provides a procedure for customizing the basic elements of boot options. It describes a method of using BCDEdit, a tool included with the operating system.

For more information, see BCDEdit options reference. For information about BCDEdit command syntax, type bcdedit /? or bcdedit /? TOPICS in a Command Prompt window.


Administrative privileges are required to use BCDEdit to modify BCD. Changing some boot entry options using the BCDEdit /set command could render your computer inoperable. As an alternative, use the System Configuration utility (MSConfig.exe) to change boot settings. For more information, see How to open MSConfig in Windows 10.


Before setting BCDEdit options you might need to disable or suspend BitLocker and Secure Boot on the computer.

For help on editing boot entry parameters to enable and disable Windows features, see Using boot parameters.

Configure operating system features

To configure operating system features in boot options:

Then, to make testing easier:

BCDEdit command-line options