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Programatically (via C++) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI cfg screen

Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:32 AM

Anyone have any idea (or know where I can find out) how to "programatically" (via C++) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI configuration screen?
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Re: Programatically (via C++) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI cfg screen

Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:41 AM

Seems like a strange request.. I'll bite. Why?
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Re: Programatically (via C++) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI cfg screen

Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:48 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 08 November 2017 - 10:41 AM, said:

Seems like a strange request.. I'll bite. Why?


I am creating an installer process (that installs a "parallel" OS), and I want it to be able to (optionally) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI config screen after the install, so the user can select the appropriate OS to boot into.

I also have a "PowerPannel" application that has features like: "prevent Windows sleep mode", power off, reboot, sleep, ... I wanted to add "reboot to hardware config screen" to that application as well.
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Re: Programatically (via C++) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI cfg screen

Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:53 AM

Hmm. Seems sketch.
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Re: Programatically (via C++) reboot Windows to the BIOS/UEFI cfg screen

Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

Seems like a perfect way to install Hypervisor OS that can sneak in undetectably under Windows, iOS, Linux, or any other OS.
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