Set Default OS while booting in Multi Boot OS systems

Some Laptops and Desktops have multiple versions of Windows.  The default operating system is automatically sets to the latest OS we installed.  There are times Primary OS we are using is not set as default one. So below is the steps to set the default Operating systems. Microsoft is providing a simple and very easy way of setting the default version of Windows to boot. So here is the guide, on how to set default Windows OS for booting.

Steps for Setting default OS while booting:

  • Double click on the ‘My Computer” icon
  • New screen comes up. In the new screen select ” System Properties” button
  • Then select “Advance system settings” link from the left panel.
  • Click on “Advance” Tab
  • Click on “Setting” button under the “Start up and recovery” Section
  • Select the default Operating system which needs to be set as Default OS  from Default operating system drop down menu.
  • Click ‘OK’ to Save.

Steps for Setting default OS while booting in Windows 7:

  • Right click on “Computer” Icon which available in start menu right side.
  • Click on ” Advance System Setting”
  • Go to “Advance” Tab.
  • Click on “Setting” button under the “Start up and recovery” Section
  • Select the default Operating system which needs to be set as Default OS  from Default operating system drop down menu.
  • Click ‘OK’ to Save.

Note:

  • This will work only if the multiple OS are Windows based OS like Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. This will not work if you are using Windows and Linux OS.
  • These setting needs to be changes in the Latest OS installed on your system. For example if you have Windows XP and Windows 7, then you need to set this settings in Windows 7.
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