app to boot directly to windows through bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnnyyt, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. johnnyyt macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2013
    i partitioned my mac to have windows 8 using bootcamp but i hate restarting and holding option just to boot back and forth.

    when in windows, theres an icon on the task bar that allows me to restart back to mac, is there a way i can do the same while using osx?
  2. blueshirt31 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2012
    You can use Startup Disk option in System Preferences. I personally use Alfred with a boot camp workflow. I just type a keyword (bc) and hit restart and it boots into Windows. It does not change boot disk from default (OS X). If you use Alfred that is one option but it requires a power pack. Maybe same thing can be done via Automator script. I am not sure.

    Other option is to use Parallels/VMware. I believe both can utilise boot camp partition, I know Parallels does and that is what I use when I don't have to do anything intensive in Windows. Coherence mode is neat. Use a Windows application as if it were part of OS X (it is not windowed). But it this option is not free.

    Not much help...but I am sure others will reply with a solution you prefer.
  3. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

    Nero Wolfe

    Oct 28, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Try BootChamp. It's what I used to use when I dual-booted Windows and OS X.

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