BCDEdit /default

The BCDEdit /default command sets the default entry that the boot manager will use when the timeout expires.

bcdedit /default <id>


Before setting BCDEdit options you might need to disable or suspend BitLocker and Secure Boot on the computer.



Specifies the identifier of the boot entry to be used as the default when the time-out expires. For information about identifiers, run "bcdedit /? ID".


The following command sets the specified entry as the default boot manager entry.

bcdedit /default {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71}

The following command sets the NTLDR based OS loader as the default entry:

bcdedit /default {ntldr}