You might have installed Windows 10 in dual boot with Windows 8 or 7 and want to set Windows 10 as default browser in the boot options menu. So in this guide we will see how to select the default operating system to run at startup on a PC running Windows 10.
Changing the operating system in Windows 10 is fairly easy. More importantly, you can select an operating system to run at startup without the help of third-party tools or editing the Registry. And the best part is that Windows 10 allows you choose your default operating to start at startup right from the boot menu.
There are four ways to change the default operating system to run at startup in Windows 10.
Method 1 of 4
Select the default operating system from within Windows 10
Step 1: Type Msconfig in Start menu or taskbar search box and then press Enter key. You can also use the Run command box to open to open System Configuration utility. In Run box, type Msconfig and then press Enter key.
Step 2: Select the Boot tab.
Step 3: Select the operating system that you want to set as the default operating system in the boot menu and then click Set as default option.
Step 4: Click Apply and OK.
Step 5: If a dialog appears select on Exit without restart.
Method 2 of 4
Step 1: Turn your PC on or restart it if it’s already running.
Step 2: When you see the Choose an operating system screen or boot menu, click the option labeled Change defaults or choose other options.
Step 3: Click Choose a default operating system.
Step 4: The screen displays the current operating system as well as where it’s installed. Click on an operating system’s name to set it as the default operating system.
Method 3 of 4
Choose your default operating system using Startup and Recovery
Step 1: Type Sysdm.cpl in Start menu search box or Run command box and then press Enter key to open System Properties dialog.
Step 2: Switch to the Advanced tab. Under Startup and Recovery section, click Settings.
Step 3: Under System startup section, choose your default operating system from the drop down menu and then click OK button.
Method 4 of 4
Select the default operating system using EasyBCD
Users who are using PC for a long time are likely to be aware of the EasyBCD software. It’s a free for personal use software designed to help you configure the boot options and various other boot related settings.
Step 1: Download and install the latest version from the link below.
Step 2: Launch EasyBCD, click on Edit boot menu to switch to the same, select the box next to the operating system that you want to set as default and finally click Save button.