automatically booting to XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SaleenS351, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. SaleenS351 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using bootcamp to dual boot to either windows or os x. I've tried searching on here but haven't found the answer. I was wondering why is it that when I don't hold down the alt key when I turn the computer on it automatically always boots to windows xp and not mac os x. I just installed the theft protection software orbicule and as you know it only works with os x. I always turn my computer off when I'm not using as it is my work computer. By the way it is a MBP. So if someone were to steal it it would render the receovery software useless as windows does not work with the program. And with the firmware protection password when I hold the alt key down you need to enter the password before you can even reboot to os x. So is there a way to change it so that I am able to automatically book to os x instead of windows xp.
     
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    when it boots into XP (or OS X) go to control panel classic view (or preference in OS X) find start up disk... and in ther choose OS X and restart, afterward you should be booting into OS X automatically
     
  3. SaleenS351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks a lot I really appreciate it. Got it working the way I want it to now.
     

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