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How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader?

9 days ago I added Kubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) to Windows 7 on my computer. Since then I have spent 12 hours plus trying to change the default grub selection from Ubuntu to Windows. I have gotten several different kind of advice, but none of them work.

I have changed to GRUB_DEFAULT=5 and tried GRUB-DEFAULT "Windows......" But no matter what, when I restart, Ubuntu is again the one that starts as default.

When I open the text editor it clearly now states "Windows....." as default, and it also showed 5, when 5 was set as default, only when I start up the computer.... it is always ubuntu, unless I stand at the computer and when the page with the boot options comes (GNU GRUB version 1.99 - 12ubuntu5) I click down to the sixth and last entry, my windows....

How to make this work?

marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Feb 22 '12 at 11:00

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After changing that configuration file, you need to run sudo update-grub in a Terminal to make it take effect.

  • Well, of course I did that.... each time. And I had advice from several Ubuntu "specialists". As it says "GRUB version 1.99", does that mean it is not Grub2 ? – Tyler DV Feb 22 '12 at 9:13
  • Ok, you just didn't say you had so it wasn't clear. You should point out everything you've done in the question. GRUB version 1.99 is GRUB2. – Caesium Feb 22 '12 at 14:37

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