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Dual boot question: Choosing 32 & 64 bit on startup

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September 18, 2010 12:46:25 PM

This is more of a general PC hardware question then a Windows 7. I recently set my laptop up to dual boot 32 & 64 WIn7 OS's. Easy enough. Question is, when I boot now I have 2 Windows 7 options in my windows boot screen. I was originally runninng 64 bit and only loaded 32 bit so I could run a particular program that has no 64 compatibilty. So naturally my 64 bit option is the second choice when booting up. So in other words if I turn the power on and walk away to let it boot up it will time out and chosse the first option which is 32 bit. I have nothing really set up for 32 and really only need it for the one program like I ment ion earlier.

How can if, if I can that is, make the 64 bit as the first option?
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September 18, 2010 1:13:27 PM

Boot to the OS, then open msconfig, find the tab (boot.ini?) that shows your bootloader and change the first boot to your x64 W7 option.
September 18, 2010 1:37:39 PM

treefrog07 said:
Boot to the OS, then open msconfig, find the tab (boot.ini?) that shows your bootloader and change the first boot to your x64 W7 option.

You gotta love the Tom's Hardware! I always get my answers here.

Thanks, worked like a charm! :bounce: 
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