Now, I understand my question needs explanation. I don't know the Linux lingo quite yet. What I am asking is: Is there a way to skip the screen asking whether I want to load Windows or Ubuntu, and load Windows every time. I also want the option to be able to load into Ubuntu on startup if I so choose. But, otherwise I want to load Windows every time without being stopped by the screen asking which OS I want.

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I assume you're using GRUB.

If yes, edit the /etc/default/grub the following: (edit, not add)

GRUB_DEFAULT=0    #replace 0 by order of Windows in grub menu

After running sudo update-grub, GRUB should only show up if you hit a specific key (depending on GRUB version, it's Shift or Esc.)

  • Please accept if working
    – s3lph
    Oct 10, 2013 at 20:51
  • I just need to get it on my computer, This was the reason I got rid of it last time I just wanted to make sure there was a way before I put it back on I will accept within the next 24 hours if it works
    – John
    Oct 10, 2013 at 22:32
  • Is it working? If yes, please accept.
    – s3lph
    Dec 18, 2013 at 20:31

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