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My netbook used to display an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows 7 but for some reason that no longer displays. Now it just boots into Ubuntu and I can't figure out how to get back into Windows. I tried updating grub2 (in terminal, I typed sudo update-grub and in the last line says Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1 but restarts and still boots straight into Ubuntu. How can I boot into Windows?

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You can try downloading and burning http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/ on the CD, then boot that CD and something like this will show up:

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Click Recommended repair and it will repair your grub menu options.

Read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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Try pressing Shift while booting to see if Grub reappears.

You could also check your /etc/default/grub file and see if the timeouts lines are as follows:

GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0

If they are not correct them (gksu gedit /etc/default/grub) then run sudo update-grub

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