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Dual-Boot Windows Into Last OS

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#1 AJanover


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:39 AM

Hi there.


I have an XP / Win7  dual-boot.  I'm posting here because Windows 7 was installed second and there's no dual-boot forum.


I know I've done it before.  I just don't remember how.  I would like the machine to boot back into the last running OS instead of always the default Windows 7.


That way, if I get one of those confounded XP updates that needs to restart, it'll go back into XP.


Thanks in advance for your help.



Edited by AJanover, 14 August 2013 - 05:53 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

FWIW:  Appears to me that it can be done, using Grub.  Don't believe native Windows boot files permit such.



#3 AJanover

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.


I haven't been able to find any information about using Grub with Windows only.  So far, every configuration I've seen includes Linux.


From what I recall, it seems to me it had something to do with a registry or some other edit.


Thanks again!



Edited by AJanover, 14 August 2013 - 05:52 PM.

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