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Windows 10 Changed my boot order


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#1 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 09:35 PM

So after reading about the privacy concerns I decided to switch my laptop to linux. I change the boot order, create a bootable flash drive and restart to find my boot order was back to booting from the hdd even without me doing anything. Creepy.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 09:40 PM

And you think that Windows 10 caused that? Not the fact that you probably didn't save the change in your BIOS or else?

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:36 AM

No I saved the change. And it did it again a second time before I finally installed ubuntu.

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:39 AM

I doubt that Windows 10 would be responsible for such an interaction within the BIOS.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 07:43 PM

Having now changed boot order in BIOS on a machine running Win10, and rebooted multiple times to try live versions of Linux booting from the DVD drive, I can say that it's really unlikely that Win10 could or would change boot order.

 

Given the way booting works, be it on a "straight" BIOS machine or one with UEFI it makes no sense that any OS could or would change boot order when the step where it would be changed comes before the OS is even in the picture.


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 05:01 PM

 

Having now changed boot order in BIOS on a machine running Win10, and rebooted multiple times to try live versions of Linux booting from the DVD drive, I can say that it's really unlikely that Win10 could or would change boot order.

I agree.






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