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Chapter 14. Maintaining Your Computer > Setting Startup and Recovery Options

Setting Startup and Recovery Options

If you installed more than one operating system on your computer (known as a dual-boot), such as Windows 98 and Windows XP, you can select the default operating system you want to use when you start up your computer. If you have problems starting Windows, you can set options to instruct Windows what to do.

Set Windows Startup and Recovery Options

Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click the System icon in Classic view.

Click the Advanced tab.

Click Settings (under Startup And Recovery).

Click the Default Operating System list arrow, and then select the operating system you want to start as default.

Select the system startup check boxes you want to use and specify the time you want to wait to select the operating system or recovery options.

Select the system failure check boxes you want to use.

Click OK.

Click OK.


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