Disable Windows Boot Manager in Windows 10 BIOS

This article will guide you through the process of disabling Windows Boot Manager in Windows 10 BIOS and provide step-by-step instructions to accomplish this task.


By Dervish / Updated on July 24, 2023

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What is Windows boot manager?

Windows boot manager is a component of the Windows operating system that is responsible for the user's selection of the operating system to be accessed when starting the computer. It appears as a startup menu during the boot process and displays a list of available operating systems if more than one is installed on the computer. However, sometimes you may need to disable Windows boot manager when BIOS show two boot manager.

Why disable Windows boot manager in Windows 10 BIOS?

Disabling the Windows Boot Manager is not a common task, but there are situations where it might be necessary.

✦ Single Operating System: If a computer has only one operating system installed, the Windows Boot Manager may become unnecessary. Disabling it can streamline the boot process, skipping the boot menu, and potentially improve boot times.
✦ Third-Party Boot Manager: Some users prefer to use a third-party boot manager for specific purposes or to have more control over the boot process. In such cases, they might choose to disable the Windows Boot Manager.
✦ Troubleshooting: In some instances, the Windows Boot Manager may encounter issues, leading to boot problems. Disabling it temporarily can help users troubleshoot and identify if the issue is related to the boot manager or another component.
✦ Preventing Dual Boot: When setting up a new system, users may want to prevent the possibility of accidentally installing a second operating system and creating a dual-boot configuration. Disabling the Windows Boot Manager ensures that the system will only boot into the current OS.

It's important to note that while there are reasons to disable the Windows Boot Manager, it's not a common task for regular users. Modifying BIOS settings carries some level of risk, and any changes should be made with caution, ensuring that users understand the implications of their actions.

How to disable Windows boot manager in the BIOS

As we all know, booting into BIOS/UEFI to manage boot options is quite complicated and time-consuming. This is because the keys to access the BIOS/UEFI may vary from one brand of computer to another. Usually, you need to press a specific key (usually DEL, ESC, F1, F2, F8, F9, F10, F11, or F12) to enter the BIOS/UEFI constantly to disable boot options. And, you can only specify and change the boot sequence manually. This process is not an easy task for people with no computer experience.

With the help of the UEFI BIOS Boot Options Manager feature in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, managing your boot options has become incredibly easy and efficient. Now, you have the convenience to change the boot order, delete, backup, restore, and refresh your EFI/UEFI BIOS boot options without manually entering the BIOS and complex boot item modifications, which will greatly save your time in managing boot options.

Please download and install it to see how to disable Windows boot manager in Windows 10 BIOS.

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This feature only works for GPT disk, so please convert MBR to GPT if current system disk is MBR.
In addition, You can learn more operations from manage UEFI BIOS Boot Options.

Step 1. Now, you can click the "Tools" from the top tab and select "UEFI BIOS Boot Options Manager".


Step 2. Here, choose Windows Boot Manager and click the "Delete" on the right.


Step 3. After that, click the "Restart Now" to restart the computer. Then, you will see that Windows Boot Manager has been disabled in Windows 10 BIOS.

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As you can see, disabling Windows boot manager in Windows 10 BIOS by using AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a simple and straightforward process. You can follow the steps provided in this article to remove the redundant Windows boot manager when you want to improve boot issues.

AOMEI Partition Assistant proves to be an exceptionally useful utility designed for Windows users, offering a wide range of functions such as disk cloning, OS migration, move application and folder, disk speed testing, extend drive space, etc. Moreover, it provides dedicated editions like the Server edition tailored for Windows Server systems, along with other advanced editions catering to various specific requirements."

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.