Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. August 11, 2004
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Nobody's Default but Mine
If you've ever wanted to have more control over your computer's boot process, check this out.
You can set the boot time out for your computer. To set the timeout, click Start,and then right click on the My Computer icon and choose Properties. When System Properties opens, click the Advanced tab, and then click the Settings button in the Startup and Recover section. In the System startup area, make sure you check the Time to display list of operating systems check box; and then increment the spin button to an appropriate time
Make sure the current default operating system is set to what you want. You'll see it listed in the Default operating system list box just above the spin box. If the operating system is not what you want for the default, click the arrow at the right side of the list box and select the one you want from the list.
After you make your selections, click OK until you get back to your desktop. The changes will be seen the next time you boot your PC.