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Windows 7: Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

17 Jan 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

How to Change the Default Operating System to Start in Windows 7 and Vista

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18 Dec 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Vista??

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

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18 Dec 2009   #11
ah802

Win7
 
 

No just XP & Windows 7, 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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for this tutorial!
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07 Feb 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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

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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Would the same apply to XP Home instead of Vista?

I intend to install Windows 7 on a separate drive leaving XP as C:\ on drive 0. Then install Windows 7 64 as Z:\ on drive 1 labeled as Windows 7. I would prefer the auto dual boot to be applied to Windows 7 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, Windows 7 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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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
Trapper

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 Windows 7 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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