Dual booting with the Windows 10 bootloader

Hi folks,

I'm beginning to get frustrated with having to reboot every time I want to run Debian or Windows 7 on my machine.

Windows 10 is fast becoming a plague on my machine. It's the same reason I still despise Windows 8, but as Microsoft are pushing 10 as a free upgrade, I've decided I should get to know it before I'm plunged into it come July 29, or whenever they decide I can have it.

I have set up a shutdown script that runs bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy  and bcdedit /set '{default}' bootmenupolicy legacy as there's some confusion as to what one is correct, needless to say, this hasn't worked.

I have tried to set my BCD to read only, I have reinstalled all of my boot files, yet Windows 10 takes it upon itself to assert itself into my boot process. Please, PLEASE let me choose what to boot before booting ON EVERY BOOT.

Please tell me how to regain control of my bootloader and stop this annoyance. Do I need to reinstall 7 or something? Do I need to set GRUB as my bootloader? It is beyond infuriating at this point.

I have categorised this as performance and Maintenance as this actively SLOWS my computer down from my perspective.

The Windows 10 Boot Loader does become the default when Windows 10 is installed. You can adjust this from within Windows 10 by going to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings. On the Advanced Tab, you have a Settings Button under Startup and Recovery. You can set your startup default operating system in there. I do know it does eliminate the Windows 10 boot loader from loading by default when I have it set to one of my older windows installations. This should work for you with your Linux installations though I haven't actually test this.

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Last updated September 15, 2020 Views 52,884 Applies to: