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Restarting after updates in Windows boots to OS-X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by OrangeSVTguy, Apr 4, 2010.

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    I've noticed a little quirk that I don't like like, when restarting in Windows, it always boots to OS-X, well mainly because it's my startup disk. Even if I hold the Option key while restarting from Windows so I can choose my Windows 7 partition, it ignores it and boots straight to OS-X. This always happens when restarting for Windows updates.

    I do have the bootcamp drivers installed so I just click on that in the task bar to restart in OS-X when I need to. Are there any options like that on the OS-X side? Instead of shutting down and holding the option key? I still want to keep my default startup disk as my OS-X partition.
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    You can try BootChamp : http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/28468?rord=mod||cmodrev=239698:1
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    Thanks! That's awesome! Now any chance of putting that in the Apple menu say under the Restart/Shutdown? Would like to free up any more clutter in the top right corner?

    But how do you keep OS-X from booting up when you restart Windows? I find that holding down the Option key does nothing when restarting Windows.
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    :( Probably not working because of the 10.6.3 update? Or do I actually have to have some Password instead of it being blank? I remember G4FanControl would not work either with a "blank" password.

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    What password do you enter when you apply updates? Blank?

    There's also some issues with havingsoftware that makes your Boot Camp partition read/write installed. Do you have anything like that? (NTFS-3G, Paragon, ...)


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