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So I've been having fun so far with my new linux installation.

For some programs I need to run for school I need to install a dualboot for windows, but I don't like the grub loader where you need to choose which installation to run.

I just want it to start my linux installation and if I want to go to windows I want to use a terminal command or something from within the linux installation to go to the windows installation.

so is this possible? and if so how?


How to reboot into Windows from Ubuntu?

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Braiam, Seth, Warren Hill Sep 30 '13 at 7:47

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Yes and no.

You cannot generally switch from one running operating system to another. You would always need to reboot to do that.

Alternatively you can install a new instance of Windows inside a virtual machine that runs from inside of Linux. You would then be able to resume and suspend that virtual machine without rebooting to use alongside Linux.

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so then there isn't a command to tell the grub to start windows on next boot, instead of the default linux (in this case) – DigidragonZX Sep 29 '13 at 22:17
Yes, it's possible to tell grub to have another default setting during the next boot. Please open a new question, if you want to pursue that path (after doing your own research). – David Foerster Sep 29 '13 at 22:21
Okay, with that my question is answered, I'd been looking for it some time now but could not find the command, but now I think I know where I should look. Thank you very much! – DigidragonZX Sep 29 '13 at 22:25

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