Every time you turn on your PC, the boot loader gives you the direction where you want to go if you have two or more operating systems are installed on your machine. In other words, you get an option to select either Windows 10 or Windows 7. When the PC starts, Bootloader boots the default operating system unless you change boot order in Windows 10.
When you install any operating system along with Windows 10, that maybe Ubuntu, Linux, or Windows 8 or 7. The boot manager sets that operating system as a default operating system. You can change the boot order and set the Windows 10 as a default OS.
Change Boot order in Windows 10
In this guide we will learn a couple of ways to change boot order in Windows 10. At a glance, it might be a little complicated for you but as you go along the guide, it’ll easy for you.
1. Change Boot Order using System Configuration
- First of all, Press the Windows+R shortcut key and open RUN dialog box, then type “msconfig” and then hit the enter.
- It will open the System Configuration Window.
- In the system configuration, navigate the Boot tab.
- Under the Boot tab, you will get a list of the installed operating systems, select one that you want to set as default.
- Click the “Set as default” button and then apply.
2. Change Boot order using Advanced option
When you boot your PC in Advanced startup, Windows provides you some troubleshooting options that you can use for various tasks.
- Open then Windows 10’s settings and then navigate the Update & Security>Recovery.
- In the Recovery, Under the Advanced Startup click the Restart now button.
- When the PC restart you get few options, choose the “Use another operating system” option.
- Next, select the “Change default” and then select “Choose a default operating system” option. (If you want then you can change the timer)
- Now, select the operating system that you want to make default.
- Go back and restart your PC.
3. Change Boot priority using BIOS settings
You can either open BIOS settings when the PC starts or boot Windows 10 in recovery mode to access the BIOS settings. BIOS settings are used to set the boot priority when Linux is installed alongside Windows. Once you’re in BIOS settings, follow the below steps.
- First of all, When the PC start and the first screen displays immediately press F9, F11, or F12 or whatever key your PC takes as input to open the BIOS settings.
- Once you’re in BIOS settings, You’ll get the Boot tab, navigate the Boot tab.
- Under the Boot tab, select the operating system that you want to make default and then set the boot priority as first. (Set your operating system in the first boot)
- Save and exit.
Now, Your PC will boot with the default operating system. You can press the “esc key” and choose another operating system from the Boot manager.
4. Change Boot order using EasyBCD
This is third-party software that you can use to tweak the Boot configuration in Windows 10.
- First of all, Download and install EasyBCD software.
- Once it is installed on your PC, open it.
- In the EasyBCD, Go to the “Edit Boot Menu” option.
- Here, you’ll get a list of all the operating systems that are installed on your machine.
- Now, select the operating system that you want to set as default and tick the front checkbox as Yes.
- Select “Skip the Boot Menu” and then “Save Settings”.
Next time, When you’ll boot your PC, It will start with the default operating system. If you add count downtime, then your PC will wait for your response for 30-sec whether you want to boot default OS or another one.
Hopefully, You could change boot order in Windows 10 using these easy steps. In the future if you want to reorder the Boot order, then you can do this easily using the following steps above.