Recently I wrote an article which explains How-To Install Windows 7 into a .VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) and configure it to Dual Boot with Windows Vista and since then I’ve been getting tons of emails with questions. The question about how-to set Windows 7 as the default OS for a Dual-Boot system is a popular one so I’ve decided to make a quick How-To so I can get the answer out of email and onto the site.
For those of you who aren’t following me, when you install 2 copies of Windows on 1 computer you create a Dual Boot System. On dual-boot systems you truly have 2 separate installations of Windows on 1 computer and at Boot time, you decide which OS you want to boot into. Normally users will create a Dual Boot system when they are deciding if they want to install the latest version of windows, do some testing OR they want to upgrade however an older application is not supported under the new Microsoft OS.
Anyway, let’s get back to the article.
Set Windows 7 as the Default OS on Dual Boot System Video
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Set Windows 7 as the Default OS on Dual Boot System Step-By-Step
1. Click Windows Start button and Type msconfig and Press Enter (or click it with mouse)
2. Click Boot Tab, Click Windows 7 (or which ever OS you want to set as default at boot) and Click Set as Default. Click OK to
3. Click either box to finish process. The next time you boot your Default OS will be set.
4. Default OS Shown Below
Any further groovy questions, please let me know!