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raywood
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Enthusiast

Disable Splash Screen at Startup

A line in a VM's .vmx file reads firmware = "efi". When I change the efi to bios, I get a different experience at bootup. The UEFI bootup gives me just the VMware logo, whereas the BIOS bootup gives me a reminder that says something like, "Press F2 to enter SETUP, F12 for Network Boot, ESC for Boot Menu."

Is there a way to shut off the splash screen, so that the UEFI bootup likewise produces that "Press F2" information?

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ender_
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The "splash screen" is part of the UEFI firmware that VMWare is using. There are unfortunately no settings that I know of to change the picture (but you can press Esc while it's shown to enter boot menu, which also lets you enter UEFI setup).

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