Windows boots automatic instead of os x !!

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  1. brilami macrumors member

    brilami

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    i really need help. i installed windows with bootcamp and everything seems to work perfectly. but everytime i start my mbp i have to press the alt button b4 i press the power on button, after a few seconds the login screen shows up and i can choose between osx or windows.

    is there any hint or trick to get that screen automatically? problem is i forget it most of the time and then=>:eek: windows arrives. i am sure there is somewhere a boot selector which comes automatic without pressing anything.

    btw, windows xp pro with sp2 is installed, if it does matter.


    thx :cool:
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    In Windows, there should be a Startup Disk (or something phrased like that) utility in the Control Panel that can be used to set which OS boots by default.

    I'm pretty sure that the same tool exists in OS X, but I've always done my switching from XP...
     
  3. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    you can set which OS boots if you dont press the magic button.
    i dont know of a way to get the boot option page to come up though without holding the button.
     
  4. brilami thread starter macrumors member

    brilami

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    actually i can't. i have 2 press the alt button (b4 power on) to get to the bootselector. otherwise windows will come up. :confused:
     
  5. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a virus, released by Microsoft, is causing this behaviour.
     
  6. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    1. Go to the Control Panel in Windows or System Preferences in OSX
    2. Select the "Startup Disk" item (double-click if necessary)
    3. Choose either OSX or Windows to boot automatically

    There's no way to have the boot menu appear without pressing the ALT key, as far as I know (and I dislike that too).
     
  7. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    I second Reflex's post above. I had the same problem when I installed XP on my Macbook. When you go to Control Panel>Startup Disks>click on Mac OSX and then restart. From now on, every time you power on your Mac, it will automatically boot into OSX instead of XP.

    There is a program out that automatically takes you to the Boot Selector after you power on without holding down the option key. I forgot the name of it though. I'll update later.
     
  8. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    :rolleyes:
     
  9. tominated macrumors 68000

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    cough, cough...
     
  10. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    It's not a problem. Do you expect the computer to read your mind and automatically boot into the OS you want? It has to have some sort of input to do so.
     

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