How to Set the Default OS When Dual Booting Windows 10

Dave LeClair 20-07-2016

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Note: In the screenshot below, there’s only one listed because I don’t have more than one installed. If I did, you’d see them listed along with Windows 10.


Click the OS you want to be the default, and then click Set as default. Click Apply, then Okay. You can choose to exit without restart on the popup that opens, or you can restart your PC to have it boot straight into the OS you’ve chosen as default.

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