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How to change the default boot system in Windows 10.

You may find the title of this post confusing. In fact, if you have only one operating system installed, then this is not for you! However, sometimes some users have more than one version of Windows installed on their computer. Or even GNU/Linux or macOS versions. Well, in those cases it is advisable to have multiboot properly configured. That is to say, a boot manager that allows choosing the system with which we want to start. Well, in this post we will see how to change the default boot system in Windows 10.

How to modify the default boot system in Windows 10.

If you have more than one operating system installed on your computer, you will probably see a screen like this.

In this case, Windows 7 is the default system configured to boot. Well, let’s see how to modify this aspect. First, press the Win+R combination to open the Run dialog box. Once there, run the following command:

msconfig
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In the next window, please select the Boot tab. Once there you will see the installed operating systems. Also, which of them boot by default. Therefore, just choose the desired system and set it as default. It is also possible to set the timeout period for booting. When you are ready, press OK. You will probably see a warning sign asking you to reboot to set the changes. Or simply exit without restarting.

Choose Operating System when booting Windows 10 from Startup and Recovery

This is another option available to modify the boot order of Windows. With this intention, press once again the Win+R setting to open the run box. Once there, please run the following command:

sysdm.cpl

Next, select the Advanced tab. Then scroll down to Startup and Recovery. Please click on Settings.

Entering the system properties.
Entering the system properties.

The default operating system is shown there. It is also possible to configure the timeout. Just select the operating system and click on OK.

Setting the default operating system.
Setting the default operating system.

How to edit the bootloader with third-party tools.

EasyBCD is a tool focused on editing boot loader entries. Something that is very useful when it has been damaged for some reason. In addition, it has multiple functions. However, it can also be used to manually choose the default operating system. This program can be downloaded free of charge for personal use from here. After installation, please click on the Edit Boot Menu tab. There you can change the operating system that will boot by default.

Using EasyBCD to change the operating system that boots by default.
Using EasyBCD to change the operating system that boots by default.

Very well, we have finally seen how to change the default boot system in Windows 10. These simple tips improve your user experience. See you later!

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