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kirkbross
Jul 29, 2011, 12:00 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?



Intell
Jul 29, 2011, 12:02 AM
Right after you hit the power button, press and hold the option key.

kirkbross
Jul 29, 2011, 12:09 AM
Right after you hit the power button, press and hold the option key.Thanks! :D

FireSokar
Jul 29, 2011, 12:10 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.

ctbear
Jul 29, 2011, 08:26 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.

gentlefury
Jul 29, 2011, 09:04 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.