bootcamp problem : Windows load default instead of OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by greengeorge, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. greengeorge macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    i have a C2D 2.33 MBP, i ran bootcamp, installed xp professional SP2 , with 8gb of fat32 partition, went smooth

    only problem now is everytime i restart the machine it loads XP by default instead of OS X, do i have to press alt everytime i boot up? thats pretty annoying... at first i thought it only happens if i restart from XP, but then i restarted from OS X, it loaded XP... shut down the machine completely and turned it on again... still XP...

    this is really buggin me, can anyone help? is there a setting im missing?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Use "Startup Disk" in either Windows XP or OS-X to set the startup volume to your OS-X partition. Using the "option" key on startup temporarily sets the startup. The default will remain whichever is last set in "Startup Disk".

    edit: "Startup Disk" is in System Preferences in OS-X, and is (if I remember correctly) Control Panel in XP.
  3. greengeorge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2006
    your swift reply is much appreciated,
    yeah now it loads osx by default, thx for the help

    i cant help but wonder why didnt they include this info on the boot camp assistant...
    atleast a warning couldve been nice..

    1st time it happened i thought i screwed up and formated my mac hd partition...


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