You can install multiple operating systems on a single computer. For example, you can wish to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 11. Suppose you have various versions of Windows on your PC, and you prefer one over the others. For example, we want to boot with Windows 11 by default. In this case, you can set your preferred operating system as the default so that it always loads when you start your computer. To set the default operating system on a dual boot system, Windows 11/10 offers two options. They both perform the same task, and you can proceed with either method.
This risewindows post will show you how to set the default OS on a Windows 11/10 Dual-Boot Computer.
How to Set the Default OS from System Properties on Windows 11/10?
To set the default OS from system properties on Windows 11/10, do the following:-
Step 1. First, boot into Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktop.
Step 2. Now, open the Run dialog box by pressing
Step 3. Then, in the Run box, type the following and hit
Step 4. After that, when the “System Properties” window opens, switch to the
Step 5. Next, under the “Startup and Recovery” section, click the
Step 6. Now, the “Startup and Recovery” window opens. Click the
Quick Tips: By default, Windows waits 30 seconds to select an operating system at the startup. It will boot in your preferred OS when you don’t choose any OS. If you wish to increase or decrease this waiting time, use the “Time to Display List of Operating Systems” box in the above window.
Step 7. Finally, on the “System Properties” window, click
Now you have set the preferred OS to use when your PC starts. If you want to switch to another OS than the default, on the first screen, when your PC asks to select the OS, use the down arrow key to choose another OS and press
How to Set the Default OS from System Configuration on Windows 11/10?
To set or configure the default OS from the System Configuration on Windows 11/10, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, click the
Step 2. So, when the “System Configuration” window opens, select the
Step 3. Select your preferred OS from the box and click the
Step 4. Once it is complete, a “Default OS” label will appear next to the OS entry. It indicates that your default OS will be set successfully.
After setting your preferred OS, you need to save the changes. To do that, click the
Step 5. Here, you’ll see a prompt asking you to restart your PC. If you want to apply these changes immediately, click the
That’s it for the article.
I hope this post will be helpful to you.
Good luck & keep growing, guys.
Also read: How to Launch Multiple Apps at Once on Windows 11/10?