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Windows 7: Default OS

15 Sep 2012   #1
Anonymous16

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
Default OS

Hi, I have installed win 7 home basic 64bit and ubuntu 12.04 on my system. The default OS is set to Ubuntu. I want to know how i can change the default selection to win 7?
Thank you.


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15 Sep 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello Anonymous16 and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if this tutorial helps.

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS
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15 Sep 2012   #3
Anonymous16

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

SORRY! this didnt help!!
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15 Sep 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anonymous16 View Post
SORRY! this didnt help!!
Thats useful feedback - did you get any specific error messages?
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16 Sep 2012   #5
Anonymous16

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
Mine is not Windows Loader

No error messages specifically.
The thing is that all the above methods have been described for Windows Boot loader.But in my system,the GNU Grub loader loads the OSs. If anyone of you could offer some real help,i would be really thankful.
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16 Sep 2012   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anonymous16 View Post
No error messages specifically.
The thing is that all the above methods have been described for Windows Boot loader.But in my system,the GNU Grub loader loads the OSs. If anyone of you could offer some real help,i would be really thankful.
Sorry for not offering "real" help. Maybe this will work.

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
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16 Sep 2012   #7
Anonymous16

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
Sorry!

@marsminar The line you highlightened was not meant to hurt anyone. Still,accept my apology if u found it disrespectful.

Regarding the problem,I think the steps described on the page you linked will solve my problem but i m afraid i do not have a System Repair CD, so i can't go forward with the steps.
Looks like i will have to continue using the grub loader and keep selecting win 7 when the system boots up.

[ A small query: Do those steps mean i will have to format my system to restore the windows loader? ]
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16 Sep 2012   #8
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

As long as you can boot into Windows 7 you can create a System Repair Disc at any time. (In the alternative, you could also use a Windows 7 installation disc to boot into the system recovery options.)

System Repair Disc - Create

The steps will not format the hard drive. They will restore the Windows 7 boot manager to the active partition.
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16 Sep 2012   #9
Anonymous16

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Ok,thanks.
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16 Sep 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anonymous16 View Post
@marsminar The line you highlightened was not meant to hurt anyone. Still,accept my apology if u found it disrespectful.

Regarding the problem,I think the steps described on the page you linked will solve my problem but i m afraid i do not have a System Repair CD, so i can't go forward with the steps.
Looks like i will have to continue using the grub loader and keep selecting win 7 when the system boots up.

[ A small query: Do those steps mean i will have to format my system to restore the windows loader? ]
Well I found it very disrespectful. Marsminar is a knowledgeable respected member of this Forum.
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