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Windows 7: Boot Sequence for Partitioned Drive


14 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Boot Sequence for Partitioned Drive

I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop. A couple of my old programs, which are essential to my business, won't run on a 64-bit system. I partitioned the hard drive and installed Windows Vista on the partition. All works just fine.

The problem is that on start up the laptop boots Windows Vista. I want it to boot Windows 7. This is because the default OS is the last one installed - in this case, Windows Vista. There was supposed to be an option at the end of installing Vista on the partition to designate which OS should be the default boot system. Either it didn't do it or I missed it. Now I have to manually select Windows 7 as the boot system at startup.

How do I change the boot OS system from Vista to Windows 7? There is apparently no option to do this in Boot Manager or Setup, at least that I can see.

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14 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gmatting,

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the default OS to startup with.

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Boot Sequence for Partitioned Drive

Shawn

Worked like a charm! Many thanks!
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14 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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