If you have more than one operating system installed on your computer, be it dual boot or multi boot. You can choose which operating system to start automatically when you turn on your computer. Here will be shown how to change the default operating system for startup in Windows 8.
By default, that will always be started automatically after the 30 second timeout period expires at startup is the default OS, unless you choose another OS in listed less than 30 seconds instead.
Change the default Operating System for startup (multi boot)
- Open the Power Users Task Menu, and click on System task.
- In the left pane of the System window, there is Advanced System Settings. Click on the link to go to the next window.
- In the System Properties window select the Advanced tab, and then click the Settings button in the Startup and Recovery section.
- In the Startup and Recovery window, select your Default Operating System from the drop down menu. The default operating system will run every time you turn on the computer.
- Then click Ok button to select and save your settings.
Now you have successfully changed the default operating system on your computer, that will run every time you startup your computer until you decide to enter to another OS before 30 seconds timeout period expires.