How to Change the Boot Order in a Dual-Boot

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A dual-boot machine has two operating systems installed. For example, you may have a computer that has both Windows 7 and Windows Vista on it. You may want to change the default operating system that boots up when you start your computer. This can be done by changing some basic settings in the operating system.

  • Click "Start" and then "Control Panel" on your computer. Then select "System and Maintenance", followed by "System".

  • Click "Advanced System Settings". This is located under the "Tasks" menu on the left side of the window.

  • Click the "Settings" button under the "System and Recovery" menu.

  • Click the drop-down menu under "Default Operating System". Select the operating system you want to boot first from the list.

  • Click "OK" to save your settings. You have now changed the boot order on your computer.

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