Bl***y Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by helto, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. helto macrumors newbie

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    #1
    :mad:
    I have just installed Windows on my 24" iMac. It appears to have installed OK but, I am now unable to boot into Mac OS. I have pressed the Option key (the key with the apple on it?) on start up but the machine boots into Windows each time. The screen with the dual boot option does not appear.


    Help!!

    Helto:mad: :confused:
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I am no expert, But on my Macbook Pro, the "option" key is just to the left of the Control or "key with the Apple on it"

    Perhaps you are pressing the wrong key :confused:
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    the option key is the one with option written on it. The Apple key is called Command.
     
  4. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Isn't there a control panel in Windows equivalent to the "startup disk" preference pane, from where you can choose the mac partition?
     
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Are you holding the key long enough? It's the key that says "alt" and "option," too. :)
     
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    Option key is the one next to the Apple key, also called Alt on Windows keyboards.

    It's the Option/Alt key, not the Apple key.
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Do UK keyboards have the same labels?

     ⌘ is the Command key.
    ⎇ or the one that's labeled option/alt is the option key.

    Also you need to make sure to hold it down at the very beginning of the startup process, the window (no pun intended) of opportunity can pass quickly.
     
  8. longmover macrumors member

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    Hold the key marked 'alt'. I have a UK keyboard and that's what does it for me.
     
  9. helto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bl***y Windows

    Thanks for your replies everyone. I will try again when I get home from work tonight.


    Regards

    Helto
     

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