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Bootcfg /rmsw

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Removes operating system load options for a specified operating system entry.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

bootcfg /rmsw [/s <Computer> [/u <Domain>\<User> [/p <Password>]]] [/mm] [/bv] [/so] [/ng] /id <OSEntryLineNum>


Parameter Description

/s <Computer>

Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.

/u <Domain>\<User>

Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by <User> or <Domain>\<User>. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.

/p <Password>

Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.


Removes the /maxmem option and its associated maximum memory value from the specified <OSEntryLineNum>. The /maxmem option specifies the maximum amount of RAM that the operating system can use.


Removes the /basevideo option from the specified <OSEntryLineNum>. The /basevideo option directs the operating system to use standard VGA mode for the installed video driver.


Removes the /sos option from the specified <OSEntryLineNum>. The /sos option directs the operating system to display device driver names while they are being loaded.


Removes the /noguiboot option from the specified <OSEntryLineNum>. The /noguiboot option disables the Windows XP Professional progress bar that appears before the CTRL+ALT+DEL logon prompt.

/id <OSEntryLineNum>

Specifies the operating system entry line number in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file from which the OS Load Options are removed. The first line after the [operating systems] section header is 1.


Displays help at the command prompt.

The following examples show how you can use the bootcfg /rmsw command:

bootcfg /rmsw /mm 64 /id 2 
bootcfg /rmsw /so /id 3 
bootcfg /rmsw /so /ng /s srvmain /u hiropln /id 2 
bootcfg /rmsw /ng /id 2 
bootcfg /rmsw /mm 96 /ng /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /id 2       

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