Have you ever installed a Linux distro in a dual-boot configuration?
Usually (at least with Debian/Ubuntu based distros) the default OS won’t be Windows, but the new Linux.
While it might be desirable sometimes, it’s not always the case…
Even if you change the default from Linux to Windows, it’s not a long-term solution. As soon as there will be a new kernel update, the boot menu will be changed, and the Windows entry will move down. Alas, now the default will be memtest, or the old Linux kernel 😦
Much better solution is this: (for Grub2 systems)
$ cd /etc/grub.d/ $ ls -1 00_header 05_debian_theme 06_mint_theme 10_linux 20_linux_xen 30_os-prober 40_custom 41_custom README
This is the order of the boot sequence. Yours might be a little bit different (06_mint is specific for Linux Mint).
Windows entry is 30_os-prober .
So just run:
$ sudo mv 30_os-prober 08_os-prober
You might want to verify that it’s looks OK with “ls”.
$ sudo update-grub
Reboot and enjoy 🙂