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Setting default boot OS

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by raj_kalangutkar, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. raj_kalangutkar

    raj_kalangutkar Thread Starter

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hi, I have setup my system to dual boot from windows 7 and xp. But I want to set XP as my default OS. How can I do that? Thanks
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    Open the cmd prompt in Windows 7 with Administrator privileges.
    At the command prompt type this.
    bcdedit /default {ntldr}
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Or for a GUI way in Windows 7: right click Computer - Properties - Advanced system settings - Startup and Recovery Settings... - you can choose the Default operating system and also how many seconds of delay before the default is booted.

    Or you can choose the default OS on the Boot tab of msconfig (I think in either system).
  4. antech

    antech Banned

    Feb 23, 2010
    EasyBCD is a great to make changes to the Boot Entries
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