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Access/View the BIOS/Boot-up screens with WinVPC

Posted by essjae on October 19, 2009


Want to see what’s going on when your VM is booting up with VPC?  When the little VM progress bar is running, you can press SHIFT+ESC and that will show you whats really going on.

As soon as you start the VM, press SHIFT+ESC, when you see the black boot/BIOS page, press DEL immediately and repeatedly and you’ll get into the VM’s BIOS.  You can change the boot-order here, so the VHD is not the first device.

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