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How to set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader

Many people like to boot Windows as standard/default OS in dual-boot setup instead of Ubuntu, so in this tutorial, I will show you that how you can do this:

In a terminal, type this command to display all your grub entries:

fgrep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Copy the underline entry – for example Windows 7 in this screenshot.

Edit the /etc/default/grub file:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Change the entry:

GRUB_DEFAULT=0

To

GRUB_DEFAULT="Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)"

Note:paste the entry you want (including the quotes)

Then type:

sudo update-grub

That’s it, now Windows 7 will boot as default OS:

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Install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu

I purchased a Dell Laptop last week for work related tasks and it was shipped with pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10. After receiving the laptop, I want to install the Windows 7 on another partition (To use it as my Primary OS). I start searching the internet and every guide I found suggest to install Windows and, after that, Ubuntu but I want to keep all these setting that it shipped with. In this tutorial, I will try to show you the procedure that I followed to achieve this goal:

First, back up your data and boot the system from Ubuntu desktop CD and select “Try Ubuntu” :

Press “Ctrl+Alt+T” for terminal and write this command:

sudo gparted

Select your desired parition to free up the disk space for winodws 7, Right click on it and select “Resize/Move“:

Mention the Size that you want to free:

Right-click on the free space and select “New“:

Select file system as “NTFS” and click on Add:

After that click on the tick mark sign and hit “Apply“:

Then reboot the system and install Windows into the NTFS partitions:

Then boot the Ubuntu CD again and re-install grub, first add the boot repair repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair

Update the local package index with the latest changes made in repositories:

sudo apt-get update

Install and launch the boot repair by using this command:

sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

Click on the recommended option:

It will take about 15 to 20 mins and if everything goes well, it will show you the success message:

After reboot, your system will present you with the grub menu:

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Increase bandwidth by disabling QoS in Windows 7

Open Group Policy Management Console:

gpedit.msc

Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Administrative Templates > Network > QOS Packet Scheduler , then on the right window, click the Limit reservable bandwidth setting and select the Edit:

On the¬†setting¬†tab, check the¬†enabled¬†setting, and¬†Where it says “Bandwidth limit %“, change it to¬†0:

Now, Open up the Network Connections:

ncpa.cpl

Right-click on the connection and select Properties :

Make sure QOS Packet Scheduler is enabled:

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How to Enable Telnet Client on Windows 7

Telnet Client allows a computer to connect to a remote Telnet server and run applications on that server. Once logged on, a user is given a command prompt that can be used as if it had been opened locally on the Telnet server’s console. Commands that you type at the Telnet client command prompt are sent to the Telnet Server and executed there, as though you were locally logged on to a command prompt session at the server. Output from the commands that you run are sent back to the Telnet client where they are displayed for you to view.

When you first try to run a telnet command, Windows will informs you that telnet is not recognized as a command:

To enable Telnet Client on Windows 7, just follow these simple steps :

To confirm that Telnet  Client is installed Successfully: 

Real Life Test: I will connect to my DSL Modem to confirm that it is working properly!

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Disable ‚ÄúThis program might not have installed correctly‚ÄĚ Message in Windows 7

If you are the type of person who installs a lot of software on your PC, then you may have seen the following message after successful installations:

Most of the time, the program I am installing,installs fine and this message is an inconvenience. In a quest to click my mouse less, I set out to disable this dialog box. Learn how to disable this also in this guide.

Disable ‚ÄúThis program might not have installed correctly‚ÄĚ Message

To disable the This program might not have installed correctly message:

1. Click the Start button, type services.msc, and press Enter:

2. Scroll down to Program Compatibility Assistant Service, right click it, and click Properties.
3. Change the Startup type to Disabled and click Stop.

Now you’ll no longer see this box and can use the saved mouse clicks and time!

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