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Windows 7: 7 Automatic boot? (currently xp/7 dual)

08 Oct 2009   #1
TheAnonymity

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 
7 Automatic boot? (currently xp/7 dual)

Hey guys. I currently have XP and 7 dual booted, but I want 7 to boot automatically when my computer starts up. On the other hand, I don't want to delete my Windows XP partition yet. XP is on the Active and default C: drive, and 7 is on my secondary partition E:.. Any info/advice would be appreciated. Thanks..

~TA


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08 Oct 2009   #2
Kari

 

Click start, type msconfig to the search field and press Enter. Open the Boot tab, change boot delay to 0.

In my opinion this is the fastest and easiest way to do what you want, at the same time preserving the possibility to reactivate the boot menu when wanted or needed.

Kari

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08 Oct 2009   #3
TheAnonymity

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 

It says I must enter a value between 3 and 999.
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08 Oct 2009   #4
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAnonymity View Post
Hey guys. I currently have XP and 7 dual booted, but I want 7 to boot automatically when my computer starts up. On the other hand, I don't want to delete my Windows XP partition yet. XP is on the Active and default C: drive, and 7 is on my secondary partition E:.. Any info/advice would be appreciated. Thanks..

~TA
Kari give you the right info. only is pic does not show... the Win xp.
when you open msconfig --> move to boot -->
look at the links.... if you want Win7 then click 1 time the win 7 link
move down an click "set as default"
I recommend you set the time to 5s.
the very next time you boot you will have 5s to click down to xp or it will boot into Win7.
need to change back to XP reverse the default.
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08 Oct 2009   #5
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAnonymity View Post
It says I must enter a value between 3 and 999.
My bad. Sorry. When you change the value to 3, it means your startup takes only 3 seconds longer than a normal single-boot. Use that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Kari give you the right info. only is pic does not show... the Win xp.
when you open msconfig --> move to boot -->
look at the links.... if you want Win7 then click 1 time the win 7 link
move down an click "set as default"
I recommend you set the time to 5s.
the very next time you boot you will have 5s to click down to xp or it will boot into Win7.
need to change back to XP reverse the default.
Like always, I forgot something. Thanks for clarifying that default stuff.

Kari
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08 Oct 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

TA

You have a boot menu correct?
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08 Oct 2009   #7
TheAnonymity

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 

Yes. Previous OS (Windows XP) or Windows 7.
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09 Feb 2011   #8
JohnB71

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
If you want a 0, zero dual boot delay...

I installed Window 7 on a new hard drive and kept my Window XP intact on the older primary HD. I configured the system to a dual boot process, but couldn't find a way to bypass the dual boot screen faster than a 3 second delay. With help of some other soul via the Internet, I followed his suggestion and got the boot delay to 0, zero. The simple process is:

1. With Window 7 running go to START
2. Select Control Panel
3. Select Advanced system settings
4. Select Advanced tab
5. Select Startup and recovery then Settings
6. Then change "Time to display list of operating systems:" (to zero)
7. And save
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09 Feb 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

When you're ready to remove XP, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to mark Win7 partition Active, delete XP partition, resize Win7 partition into its space, then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Bookmark this page for when you're ready.
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