Default OS...How to change!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Shady899, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Shady899 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Ok, So...
    I just got windows on my MacBook okay?
    I ran it, it works nice, I love it.
    Got VMware Fusion...Love it!
    But when I start up my Mac...guess what it does.
    GOES TO WINDOWS!
    I want it to start in Mac again, I dont wanna press "alt/option" all the time...
    Thanks, Luc.

    You guys are always helpful.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #2
    I think you have to do one of the following:

    - Open the Bootcamp assistant / utility / preference tool (in OS X) and set the default boot partition to OS X

    - Open Bootcamp Utility (in Windows) and set the default partition to OS X.

    Then it should boot to OS X automatically and you can use the option key to get to Windows.

    (source)
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    #3
    You can also just hold down the [Option] key on start up to choose one or the other. Of course with this you would have to do this each time you restart.
     
  4. bobdard macrumors regular

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    #4
    what the above poster said mite work, but this also works for sure:

    1. go to system preferences in mac os
    2. click start up disk
    3. select macintosh hd (or w/e ur mac partition is called)
     
  5. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

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    #5
    You can also do the change on the Windows side as well by going into the BootCamp Tools. Should be in Control Panel.
     
  6. 7031 macrumors 6502

    7031

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    #6
    Just hold down alt while booting, then hold down Shift while you select Mac OS. Then it'll become the default.
     

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