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Windows 7: Windows 7 default in BIOS after 30 sec when i boot PC


21 Jan 2009   #1

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 
Windows 7 default in BIOS after 30 sec when i boot PC

Hello to all
First off, Windows 7 is very cool; I might use it more than vista now that I got internet for it, but that will have to wait for a month or two. My first question is: when I boot up my comp, and I have to pick either vista or Windows 7 (I have Windows 7 on another partition), I usually leave the room while my comp is booting, so after 30 seconds the BIOS picks Windows 7 as the default OS because its first. I would really like to boot up my pc while doing something else, and I would love for the BIOS to pick Vista after 30 seconds instead of Windows 7 because I use Vista for games and such. Is there some way of doing that or do I have to sit around throughout the start up and manually pick Vista?

My second question seems a little picky or over the edge, but when I boot up my comp and have to pick an OS, it prints "Windows 7" while underneath it it prints out "Microsoft Windows Vista". Is there some way to add 'Microsoft' in front of Windows 7 when Im picking in the BIOS? It doesn't look as good without the Microsoft.

Thanks

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21 Jan 2009   #2

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

sorry, just found tutorial on how to change default OS, can anyone answer second question?
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21 Jan 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello eurosport360.


You can change the default OS in msconfig; you may have some luck with the second question using EasyBCD, I haven't tried it myself.

Please post back with the outcome, as I'm interested if you can.












Later Ted
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21 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

or to do it the manual way:

Open CMD with administrator rights

type :

bcdedit {enter}

Find your Windows 7 Installation, it should look something like:


Code:
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {4c218259-e04b-11dd-b760-00195b61617a}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 Beta 32bit
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {4c218259-e04b-11dd-b760-00195b61617a}nx                      OptIn
Next to identifier above, you'll find your Windows 7 UUID. So now type:
note: change my UUID in {} BELOW with yours.

bcdedit /set {4c218259-e04b-11dd-b760-00195b61617a} description "Microsoft Windows 7"
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21 Jan 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks limneos; I'm going to give this a go myself.


















Later Ted
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21 Jan 2009   #6

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

Thank you so much bare foot kid, very easy to do with that app
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btw limneos, your method works fine too, I think I remember doing that once before, but I didn't know this program^^ was so easy to mess around with stuff, thanks anyways.


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21 Jan 2009   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Thanks limneos; I'm going to give this a go myself
Me too. Thanks limneos.

Gary
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21 Jan 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello eurosport360.


I'm pleased you've found a solution that worked for you. EasyBCD is a piece of cake.

Thanks limneos!














Later Ted
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21 Jan 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hey limneos; you know you're making me want to learn bcdedit with all your tips about it.

I've been able to change the Windows 7 boot entry but I've tried twice to change the Vista entry and both times I get "the operation completed successfully" and nothing changes at the boot menu. See pics below.

Thank you for your time.

Windows 7 default in BIOS after 30 sec when i boot PC-command.jpg ...Windows 7 default in BIOS after 30 sec when i boot PC-boot-menu.jpg


Later Ted


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21 Jan 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Ted,

try this:

bcdedit /set {current} description "Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit"

Hope it helps

SIW2
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