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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

    thx
     

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