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Windows 7: Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

18 Dec 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I see XP and Windows 7 listed. Are you triple booting?

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18 Dec 2009   #11


No just XP & Win7, I tried to miss to miss Vista... but I do triple boot with linux with a removable drive. Looks like I'll reformat, I'm not so far along into this O/S that a total re-install is out of order. It was a bit of a pain setting up the AGP video driver.. but now I know the trick it shouldn't be too long.
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18 Dec 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I hope it goes smoother for you this time around.
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07 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Thanks for this tutorial!
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07 Feb 2010   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome BAZ.
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15 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

This is a really cool piece of work - so easy even I can understand it and I AM NOT a 'computer knowledge centre' - many thanks
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15 Aug 2010   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Topspin. Thank you.
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30 Jul 2011   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Would the same apply to XP Home instead of Vista?

I intend to install W7 on a separate drive leaving XP as C:\ on drive 0. Then install W7 64 as Z:\ on drive 1 labeled as Windows 7. I would prefer the auto dual boot to be applied to W7 not XP, I can then either leave XP as a backup system or later delete it altogether.

Will the same change default boot OS work with XP instead of Vista?

I have dwonloaded and printed the tutorials relating to dual booting, clean install, W7 ahead of XP and reserved partition which I am slowly getting to grips with.

Thanks for any help.
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30 Jul 2011   #18

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Trapper,

If done from within Windows 7, then yes.

Since Windows 7 would be the last OS installed in the dual boot, it will become the default OS to be selected and run at startup by default.
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31 Jul 2011   #19

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thank you Brink

I was under the, misguided, impression that the first in a dual boot was always the C: drive and that first installed was first loaded. Being able to set W7 as the first to boot will be a great help.

What an excellent forum you have here, and a mine of information to help us, less PC educated
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