okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, although not relevant...) so i downloaded 15.04 iso made a bootable pen drive and reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04. this is when things got messed up... now my laptop boots directly to Ubuntu. although i can access my windows partition from the Ubuntu... it just doesn't boots to the windows. i already have tried that boot-repair.. it still not showing windows although after that it started showing that purple screen where i can choose what to do... help.

p.s. i dont have any windows cd or a recovery pendrive


Install Grub Customizer, it lets you configure what options do you see in the 'purple screen'.

You can install it via the Terminal by:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

if sudo update-grub does not work, the thing might be Grub being configured to autostart Ubuntu. You can change that inside Grub Customizer, second panel.

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