bcdedit is a tool for managing and configuring Boot Configuration Data Stores.

Usage Guide

Boot Configuration Data Stores are the successor to boot.ini files and are implemented on all versions from Vista. Use bcdedit to configure boot sequences, timeouts, Physical Address Extensions (PAE) and the Emergency Management Service. The Windows boot debugger is enabled, disabled and controlled via bcdedit

Example usage :
bcdedit /enum enumerates boot objects, example output is below. The guids are required to configure specific boot objects.
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {084f8ba4-12b0-12dc-a22a-005d60123456}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
resume No
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {572bcd55-ffa7-11d9-aae2-0007e994107d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {084f8ba4-12b0-12dc-a22a-005d60123456}
nx OptIn

Tool Data

Operating Platform:Windows
Diagnostic Target:OS - Boot Mechanisms
Tool Executable:bcdedit.exe
Obtain From:Installed with Windows Vista, 2008, 2008 R2 and 7 at %WINDIR%\System32
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