Replacing grub2 with Windows 7 Bootloader

My EasyBCD boot settings are as follows:
There are a total of 3 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows 7 Home Premium
Timeout: 30 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8
BCD ID: {181d542e-2e50-11df-b44b-00247eedd441}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_mac.mbr

Entry #3
Name: Ubuntu Linux 10.10
BCD ID: {181d5434-2e50-11df-b44b-00247eedd441}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 just yesterday. The installation went smoothly, but the bootloaders are bugging me. I tried following the instructions here, but the second step 4 doesn't work; selecting "Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR" and then clicking the "Write MBR" button still brings up the grub bootloader first on reboot; if I select Windows 7 from there, i am taken to the Windows 7 bootloader. How can I get the Windows bootloader to show up first on reboot, before the grub menu?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks for reading!


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
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Do you have multiple HDDs ?
Is the W7 "system" partition on the first in the BIOS boot sequence ?


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
The MBR will look on the "active" primary for the boot sector where it finds the next stage of the bootstrap process.
If you're sure that W7 is in a primary partition, that it's active, and that you reinstalled the Vista/7 boot, then that's what should be controlling the boot.
You don't have an AV program preventing the MBR being overwritten ?
Is there another W7 partition with the "system" flag ? (possibly called "system reserved")
If so, set that active and reinstall the Vista/7 bootmgr again.
Thanks for your help Terry, but it turns out EasyBCD wasn't actually writing the MBR to disk or something because it worked when I used the Command Prompt after booting into my Windows 7 CD and using the 'bootrec.exe /fixmbr' command. Now the Windows 7 Bootloader is first, and if I select the Ubuntu option it takes me to the grub menu (which is exactly what I was looking for :grinning:)
Thanks again