F8 Advanced Boot Options does not work

#1
I had to use EasyBCD to rebuild my boot menu but now when I press <F8> at the windows selection it just boots it normally <F8> does not take me to the Advanced Boot Options. How can I repair this?
 

Terry60

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#2
It's a matter of timing.
F8 is an interrupt to the normal boot which tells it to divert to the extended menu.
You need to select whichever OS you want, then immediately afterwards start tapping F8 repeatedly.
Each OS will process its own interrupt and take you to its own extended menu, so there's no way to pre-select F8. It can't know which OS's extended menu to display till you've selected one.