How to change the default OS in dual boot: Windows 11,10,8,7

How to change the default OS in dual boot: Windows 11,10,8,7

If you have multiple OS installed, including Windows, you may find it useful to be able to choose what OS is selected by default. Here is the way you can easily do it on Windows 11,10, 8.1, 8, and 7.

Windows 11

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Search for System Configuration and open it.
  • Go to the Boot tab.
  • Click on the OS that you want to make the default and beneath the white box, click on Set as Default.
  • Next to your selected OS, a Default OS label will appear that indicates your default OS was successfully changed.
  • Save your changes by clicking on Ok.
  • A prompt will appear and ask you if you want to reboot your PC, reboot if you want to, and make sure all programs and files are closed.

Windows 10

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Search for System Configuration and open it.
  • Go to the Boot tab.
  • Click on the OS that you want to make the default and beneath the white box, click on Set as Default.
  • Next to your selected OS, a Default OS label will appear that indicates your default OS was successfully changed.
  • Save your changes by clicking on Ok.
  • A prompt will appear and ask you if you want to reboot your PC, reboot if you want to, and make sure all programs and files are closed.
  • Windows 8.1/8

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Search for System Configuration and open it.
  • Go to the Boot tab.
  • Click on the OS that you want to make the default and beneath the white box, click on Set as Default.
  • Next to your selected OS, a Default OS label will appear that indicates your default OS was successfully changed.
  • Save your changes by clicking on Ok.
  • A prompt will appear and ask you if you want to reboot your PC, reboot if you want to, and make sure all programs and files are closed.

Windows 7

  • Press the Windows button + Pause or go to Control Panel > System, a panel will open
  • Please click on "Advanced system settings".
  • In Startup and Recovery go to "Settings". A window will open and show the systems installed on your hard disk:
  • Scroll down and select the default system that will run at startup.
  • Confirm OK.
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