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Editing Boot Order on Dual Boot Xp+7

Hi,

Re: Workstation with XP and Win7 in dual boot where Win7 is the default boot up.

I have the power settings arranged so that if there is power failure, the PC starts and boots up itself ( or if a remote restart is needed). Our primary OS is XP for now. How is is possible to edit the boot order so that XP is the primary system? Can this be done inside the OS or is a 3rd party app required?

Thanks
DR
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Jackie ManCommented:
In an elevated command prompt, run the following command.

bcdedit /default {ntldr}

Source: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2676-bcdedit-how-use.html
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LHT_STCommented:
if you open msconfig (Start>run>"msconfig")

and select the boot.ini tab you can select each partition and press the set as default button to set either as the primary boot partition.
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loki_lokiCommented:
You will have to do it in Windows 7 as that boot strap takes priority over the win XP one.

Right click on 'Computer'in the start menu and click properties. (or go to the control panel and choose Sytem)
Select 'Advanced system settings' on the left of the window.
Select 'Startup and Recovery' in the advanced tab
You will then be able to change the default operation system here, along with the time it waits before booting and other things.
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Jackie ManCommented:
How to Open Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7
Method 1: Manual

1. Click on Windows 7 Start Button

2. Go to All Programs-> Accessories

3. Now right on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator” from context menu.

Windows 7 Elevated Command Promot Run as Administrator

4. This should bring elevated command prompt mode with full Administrators rights.

Source: http://www.blogsdna.com/2168/windows-7-how-to-open-elevated-command-prompt-with-administrator-privileges.htm
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tagltdAuthor Commented:
I will try the "easy" one from loki loki.
DR
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tagltdAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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