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Windows 7: Want to reverse the boot option?

16 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
Want to reverse the boot option?

I would like to reverse the dual-boot, I set up with XP SP3 then I loaded Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) on partition D.
When the machine now boots, I am given the option of Windows 7 or Older version of Windows which is of course Windows XP. Works great. Now I would like to change the boot order.

I looked at msconfig boot tab while in XP but can't see anything to chg !!

I'm missing a mind blank

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16 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Ziggie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check while in Windows 7 to see if you may be able to change the default OS from here instead.

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

Hope this helps,
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16 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi ziggie and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Open an Elevated Command Prompt and at the prompt type bcdedit and press enter/return. Attach the result to your reply.
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16 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello ziggie, welcome to Seven Forums!

You will have to use the BCDEdit command line to change the default boot; have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Use the BCDEDIT Command Line Tool

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