Windows 7 Becomes the Default Boot Option After Dual-Boot Setup

After installing Windows 7 as a dual-boot setup, it’s automatically set as the default boot option (shown at startup). The default Operating System starts automatically after the specified timeout period elapses. If you want to unset Windows 7 as the default boot option, use the System Configuration Utility in Windows.

Start Windows (Windows 7, Vista or XP)

Click Start, type MSConfig.exe and press ENTER

Click the Boot.ini tab

Select an Operating System and click Set as default

Click OK

Note that this is not specific to Windows 7, but also applies to Windows 2000/XP/Vista.

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