Editing the MBR

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I've been a silly boy and installed Linux as a second boot option. It's put itself in the MBR which means that to boot to Windows I have to catch it in time and scroll down FIVE :mad: options!!!

How do I edit the MBR? I want Windows as the first option and Linux second, naturally :D
 
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Steady on mods, I just slated Linux in a roundabout kind of way and you moved my post into LOS! They're not going to help me now are they :D

I thought the bootloader was in the MBR? Let me check, I'll have to do a reboot to find out...

Edit: Grub
 
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Ok, good so far, had a delve through the files. I can find a file called menu.lst in the /boot/grub folder whch seems to be the boot loader as it contains all that has been mentioned above. Two things though, I tried to create a copy but there's no paste function in that folder, I can open it in text editor but it is read only and I also can't "save as" a copy like menu.000 for my backup. The read only box is greyed out too so my user doesn't have permission to edit that file.

Do I have to log in as an administrator to edit this file? Is there an admin account pre-loaded? I'm using Ubuntu if that's any help.
 
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