Holding down Option during bootup does nothing

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Wells, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Wells macrumors member

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    I've got XP installed using Bootcamp, but holding down the option key during bootup doesn't do anything. It just boots up into the default OS. Every time I want to switch between OSX and Windows I have to change the default OS from the system preferences or control panel.

    Has anybody else had this problem?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Are you sure you're holding down soon enough? Try holding down from before you press the power button to start-up :)
     
  3. Wells thread starter macrumors member

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    I've been doing that, and I did also try pretting it at various other stages during boot up. And yes, I'm using the right button :p
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Make sure it's not a Bluetooth Keyboard, as those aren't activated soon enough to trigger Boot Camp.
     

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