Sunday, November 13, 2011

Working with registry in Windows 2008/7 startup repair

To access your windows registry in startup repair, you need to load it first in a temporary key then run regedit.

Suppose you want to edit the HKLM\Software key, load it with the following command

REG LOAD HKLM\Tmp D:\Windows\System32\config\Software

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Delay boot for Hyper-V Guest Machine

I was trying to boot a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V machine into safe mode but it was booting too fast to catch my F8 keystroke.

From the machine settings -> Automatic Start Action you can specify boot delay as below