Why does my computer automatically boot into Windows although it’s a dual boot?

AWils July 30, 2011
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I’ve just finished reinstalling Windows 7 on a freshly formatted hard drive and have just finished installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive via live USB. Both installations went smoothly, but now when I restart, it automatically boots into Windows, without showing me the boot menu with other OS choices. Is there a step I missed?

  1. Bruce Epper
    August 2, 2011 at 6:13 am

    If your order of installation above is correct, you have apparently installed your Linux bootloader of choice into your Linux partition.  Download EasyBCD to add an entry to the Windows boot configuration for your Ubuntu installation.

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    July 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Windows overwrote your grub with its own bootloader.