Windows as useful as it can be can be quite annoying with its ordering of things. This includes when you have more than one install of Windows. What it tends to do is allow for the multiple versions but make the latest install the default option. You don’t always want this to be the case though.
Luckily it’s not that hard to set the default version of Windows you just need to choose the correct one though. Be aware though that if your install is more complicated (with people who tend to do many installs on their systems this can be the case) then you have to go into the actual BIOS and make the changes there. This is luckily also not that hard to do.
Changing the Windows Boot Order
The first thing to do is to bring up the computer properties. This can be done a few ways, one of them is to open the explorer and right click on computer then click properties. This will then open the system properties where the options are available for your computer.
Once you are there click on “Advanced system settings” and this will open them up. Then in the Startup and Recovery section of the tab click on settings. Here you will see “Default operating system” with a dropdown list below with your installed versions of Windows in it. Simply select which one you want to be default and if you need to adjust the time settings to fit what you want.
When this has been done the changes will be ready for your next reboot. You will find that on the next reboot the menu will have your new default option as the first choice. If you any other settings have been changed they will be in effect too. If you are unhappy with the changes at any time it’s easily fixed by going back into the settings and changing them back.