Changing boot order

theslaz

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Used Boot Camp to load Windows 7, Now Windows boots by default. Is there away to change the boot order? Someone suggested this yesterday; but I couldn't find any mention of "Boot Camp" in Windows!

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You can change the boot order from within windows by going to the control panel/boot camp and setting which drive to boot from by default.
However to boot back into windows after setting osx as the default drive you will need to hold the option key down on restart.
 

sushi

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^ You can reboot using the ALT key,

or you can go into the Windows Control Panels and switch the default disk.
 
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theslaz

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Where in the control panel do I find that selection. I went through every item in the control panel and I didn't find any mention of a "Default" disk.

Obviously overlooked it somewhere! Nothing new for me!!!
 

Ivan P

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Have you installed the Boot Camp drivers on Windows? They're all the drivers that get Windows to work with the Mac hardware properly. In the system tray (bottom right of the screen, where the clock is), there should be an icon that looks kind of like a gray diamond. That's the shortcut to Boot Camp Control Panel (providing you did install it from your Mac install disc). Open it up and there'll be a tab called "Startup Disk", where you can select the default disk.

Another, less confusing way, is to boot your computer, hold down "Alt / Option" and boot into Mac OS X. Open System Preferences, click Startup Disk, and you can select it from there too.
 

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Where in the control panel do I find that selection. I went through every item in the control panel and I didn't find any mention of a "Default" disk.

Obviously overlooked it somewhere! Nothing new for me!!!
Sorry, I am doing to this from memory it's 2300 (after work).

You should see a Control Panel that has a Startup Disk, or something similar, where you can control the boot.

If you can't see it, you can always restart with the ALT key and boot into the Mac partition. Then switch the Startup Disk to the one that you desire.

Hope that makes sense.

Have you installed the Boot Camp drivers on Windows? They're all the drivers that get Windows to work with the Mac hardware properly. In the system tray (bottom right of the screen, where the clock is), there should be an icon that looks kind of like a gray diamond. That's the shortcut to Boot Camp Control Panel (providing you did install it from your Mac install disc). Open it up and there'll be a tab called "Startup Disk", where you can select the default disk.

Another, less confusing way, is to boot your computer, hold down "Alt / Option" and boot into Mac OS X. Open System Preferences, click Startup Disk, and you can select it from there too.
Or more eloquently stated ... this. :)
 
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