View Full Version : Choose Startup Disc at boot?
Jul 29, 2011, 01:00 AM
Is there a key to hold during boot that will bring up a menu to choose the startup disc?
I know you can set it in system preferences for the next reboot, but can you choose DURING boot?
Jul 29, 2011, 01:02 AM
Right after you hit the power button, press and hold the option key.
Jul 29, 2011, 01:09 AM
Right after you hit the power button, press and hold the option key.Thanks! :D
Jul 29, 2011, 01:10 AM
If you have an non 2011 MacBook Pro (only model that brightness does not work) you can use reFit. reFIT popsup a bootmenu that allows you to select your boot drive with out holding a key. The reason 2011 macbook pro is not recommended is because for some reason refit messes up the brightness control on these models.
Jul 29, 2011, 09:26 AM
Or if you're just thinking about booting into Windows I recommend Bootchamp. A free app that lets you boot to bootcamp through a menu bar icon.
Jul 29, 2011, 10:04 AM
There isn't anything like a PC syle Bios to set startup disk.....but if you want the selection to stick you can go to preferences>Startup Disk and pick which you want the default to be.