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I have installed Ubuntu 12. 04 in a separate partition in a pre-installed Windows 7 laptop.

Initially when I start up the machine it gives me a menu to choose between two OSs.Then after updating Ubuntu system by default boots to Ubuntu. So I posted a question here with the help of one response now I get the default boot to windows7.

But I want boot menu at each startup to choose between Windows and Ubuntu. I have tried easyBCD. After adding an entry in easybcd a boot menu appears in startup.But when I choose Ubuntu after a black screen the purple screen of Ubuntu comes for 2-3seconds and then Windows is booted.

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Needs confirmation: are you using wubi installation? What change did you made? (at least point us to the instruction you followed) –  Web-E Jul 27 '12 at 11:19
    
No, i have not used wubi installation.I installed ubuntu in a separate partition. –  Feynman Jul 27 '12 at 14:16
    
How want want to choose ubuntu - windows? via windows bootloader or grub. Grub is much easier to setup –  Web-E Jul 27 '12 at 14:17
    
Since i can boot to my windows os i think windows bootloader is my option. –  Feynman Jul 27 '12 at 14:45
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Do you have the Windows DVD? Enter the DVD, click on Repair, then click repair boot. It should add Windows 7 (but the Ubuntu system will be removed).

Boot to Windows and use Easy BCD.

The non-commercial version is enough. After installing choose Ubuntu and other relevant settings and you will be done.

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I can boot into Windows.In easybcd i follow these steps: Add new entry>Linux/BSD>Type GRUB2>Add entry>BCD deployment>Install the windows7 loader>Write MBR. But that doesn't help. –  Feynman Jul 27 '12 at 14:17
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