Switching to Windows with Bootcamp and not rebooting

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by deason, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I've tried to find this everywhere. I suppose I'm not defining the question enough for Google to be of use to me.

    I'm trying to find out if there is a way to switch from OS X to Windows 7 without actually rebooting my Mac. I know I can do the opposite switch (from Windows to OS X) sure there is a way to do the opposite that I am missing.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You mean like this?

    Just so you know, when you are booted into Windows natively (Mac OS X is NOT running), and you use the Boot Camp Control Panel to start into Mac OS X, your computer shuts down and restarts or reboots.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Something like that is exactly what I was looking for. Is this the only/best option?

    I knew that the Mac was rebooting going from Windows -> OS X, but I liked being able to switch quickly via the toolbar.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It seems that way, it is only taking two clicks, just like in Windows.
    There is also a script out there, which can be placed in the Dock and that would be one click.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! Thanks for the quick help.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    How to switch from windows to OS X?

    How to switch from windows to OS X?
     
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    This thread was for the other direction (OS X to Windows)
    The linked app (Bootchamp) allows you to choose from the menubar to boot from OS X into Windows with a simple restart, without going through the Mac's Option-boot screen first. You don't need to do anything to get back to OS X _from_ Windows, except a simple restart - because the OS X boot partition is selected already.
     

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