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I have a Windows 7 x64 and a Windows XP 32-bit Dual boot system, with the Windows 7 Boot manager loaded.

Windows 7 is currently setup as the default OS, thus it will start to Windows 7 if no option is selected after 30 seconds.

I'm going to work remotely on the PC, and will sometimes be required to switch to the Windows XP installed to do some work. I can accomplish this by going managing the Boot order in the Windows 7 and set the Windows XP as the default boot partition, so that when I reboot my Windows 7 remotely, the Windows XP will be the default option that gets loaded after 30 seconds.

This all works well.

How do I from Windows XP, set the Windows 7 Bootmanager to set the Windows 7 partition as the default partition, so that when I reboot the PC, that Windows 7 is loaded after the 30 seconds, instead of Windows XP?

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

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Can't test this right now, but EasyBCD should be able to handle the switch from XP also.

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+1; that was going to be my first thought, but I also cannot test due to the lack of an 7/XP dual boot system. – DMA57361 Oct 12 '10 at 11:11
I will download and have a look. – Riaan Oct 13 '10 at 6:30
I've downloaded EasyBCD, and after a couple of tries got it to work. Downloaded iReboot from the creators of EasyBCD as well to easily switch between which OS I want to start up the next time the PC reboots. Thanks for the link. – Riaan Oct 13 '10 at 8:15

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