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    Question Windows 7 Bootloader Access

    My bootloader is Grub2 with a few distros and win7. I have a few versions of Win7 in separate partitions and want to change the default order of boot. How do I access the Win7 bootloader. I tried using Easy BCD edit but it doesn't work due to I think Grub being my loader. I know I can do a fixmbr but is there an easier method?

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    Linux Newbie reginaldperrin's Avatar
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    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Easy BCD is the one I have used to edit the boot order of Windows installations. If it is not working, I don't think it could be because of GRUB.
    I would suggest that you research how the Windows bootloader works.
    To quote from Wikipedia: "All Windows installations will be found by Linux bootloaders, but Windows boot managers do not recognize Linux ".
    Perhaps you have not used Easy BCD correctly?

    Hope this helps

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    See here for full details:

    As root, edit the file /etc/default/grub.
    Look for the line GRUB_DEFAULT.
    Change the number to the appropriate partition.
    Save and exit, run
    sudo update-grub
    If all goes well, you should be set.

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    Linux Enthusiast Mudgen's Avatar
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    I use EasyBCD when Windows will be the most used OS or when I think there's a likelihood that the machine will be reverted to Windows-only. Install grub on the Linux boot partition, not in the MBR. Read and understand the Linux notes in EasyBCD, and it's pretty simple to use.

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