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Windows 7: Set Default OS Xp or Vista or 7

26 Nov 2009   #1

Set Default OS Xp or Vista or 7

Many user require multiple operating system especially after launch of win vista & win 7 . If multiple operating system are install on your pc then you have to select one from menu each time when pc boots . If you’re frequency using an os , for example win vista then you can do that by selecting vista as default os
  1. Go to system properties
  2. click ‘advanced system settings ‘ link from left panel .
  3. The system properties box will appear . Click on advanced tab
  4. click setting button under start up & recovery section
  5. select os to be set as default
  6. once done click ok
  7. See: Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

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26 Nov 2009   #2
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

I only have one OS on the computer I am using at the moment. But I beleive you can do it in Msconfig - Boot Tab. Select the option and below click "run as default"
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26 Nov 2009   #3


yaaa that also way but I think so It is more easy than that
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26 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I personally use EasyBCD to change and edit all my multi boot systems - If you are regularly switching between operating systems you may also find their iReboot useful to set the next OS to boot each time you reboot.

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Download iReboot 1.1.1 - NeoSmart Technologies
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