Bootchamp and flipside are out..how to quick boot into bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jottle, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Jottle macrumors 6502

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    All the utilities that I've found for quickly booting into bootcamp (bootchamp and flipside) are currently incompatible with the latest unibody macbook pros and macbooks. I don't want to have to restart and hold down the option key when I reboot in order to get into windows. Does anyone know of a mac os app (like bootchamp or flipside) that works on unibody macbook pros?
     
  2. Markov macrumors 6502

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    No additional application needed. Just go to System Preferences, Startup disk, then authenticate, and click on the Windows Hard drive. Upon reboot, it will go directly to Windows.

    I know it's not exactly the same thing, but it's a temporary fix until the developer works out the issues.
     
  3. Jottle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Too many steps unfortunately. I'm looking for a quick click of a button. So I guess there isn't anything out there that works yet?
     
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Restart the laptop and hold the option key. You'll be greeted with an option of Windows or Mac OS X. Pick your poison and enjoy.

    It doesn't get more simplier than that.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Ctrl+Eject to bring up the shutdown / restart thing
    Press R to restart
    Hold OPTION
    Right key, enter

    Whole thing take seconds.
     
  6. Jottle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think many of you maybe aren't familiar with the applications I'm talking about. Sometimes you don't want to have to be at your computer to hold down the option key when you restart. Sometimes you want an extremely quick way to boot into windows from mac osx (e.g. one click or a pulldown menu). The programs I mentioned do this. I appreciate your responses, but these are all standard methods for booting into windows and they are not shortcut programs.

    It does! give bootchamp or flipside a try if you don't have a unibody macbook/macbook pro.
     
  7. Markov macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I guess you'll have to wait for bootchamp to be revised. Until then, you'll have to spare a few extra seconds using the other methods.
     

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