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Windows 7: Vista to be default OS during bootup in BIOS

21 Jan 2009   #1
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 
Vista to be default OS during bootup in BIOS

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 W7 (I have W7 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 W7 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
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

sorry, just found tutorial on how to change default OS, can someone answer my second question?

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS
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21 Jan 2009   #3
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

EasyBCD is your best bet, as suggested in your other thread: Windows 7 default in BIOS after 30 sec when i boot PC
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21 Jan 2009   #4
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eurosport360 View Post
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 W7 (I have W7 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 W7 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

An easy one. Just use "msconfig". Type "msconfig" in your search box. You will then see a small control panel. Click on the "Boot" tab and set what you want as default.
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21 Jan 2009   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi eurosport360,

First of all, please do not multipost as it makes it very difficult for people to keep track of it.
Having said that, the answer to your second question can be found here: Windows 7 default in BIOS after 30 sec when i boot PC
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21 Jan 2009   #6
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

sorry just trying to get a response as quick as possible, my windows 7 works perfectly now. Is there someway you could delete the other posts I posted, they ask the same thing.
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