How do I reboot (once) into Windows from OSx?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lapino, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. lapino macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2009
    Is there a way to reboot OsX and let my MBP boot into Windows, without changing the default startup OS? I know I can hold down the Alt key to let me choose when rebooting, but is there some sort of shortcut or program setting which allows me to just select "Reboot into Windows" and when I quit windows, I want my mbp to get back to OsX by default.
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    First off, forgive me if I read your post wrong.

    There should be a Boot Camp icon in the notifications area (all those icons next to the clock). It looks like a diamond on its side. Right click it and select "Reboot in OS X" (something along those lines). That will automatically set your Mac to reboot into OS X.

    And it's the "option" key that lets you choose which OS to start up in.
  3. micsaund macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2004
    Colorado, USA
    I think he's looking for something that I've wanted also: an icon you can click which will reboot the machine into the Bootcamp partition, but not modify the default boot partition.

    IMO, this would be useful since I'm almost always in OS X, but when I want to play a game in Winbloze, I could easily reboot (without holding the Option key) into that partition, play, and then simply reboot and go back into OS X.

    I know it's ultra lazy to not want to hold the Option key, but it would be convenient and also, I could go refill my beer while the machine reboots into Winbloze :p

    Anyway, no, I am not aware of such a program/tool to do this "directed reboot".

  4. steveza macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008
    There is BootChamp which I use on my early '08 MBP but don't think it works with some of the latest Macs.

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