How do I run windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by troykeenan, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. troykeenan macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    Limerick, Ireland
    I just installed windows with boot camp. How do I run it?

    My laptop just opens with MacOSX and the partition that has the windows files in it appears on my desktop like an external drive.
  2. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    You'll find the answer in the "Starting Up Using Mac OS X or Windows" section of the Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide.
  3. Markov macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    Reboot, once you hear the startup chime (make sure your volume is on in OS X) hold down the "option" key/ "alt" key until both disks appear on screen. You can then use the arrow keys to toggle back and forth from OS X to Windows, and use enter to select.

    In order to always boot into Windows, go into System Preferences (or control panel in Windows) and select startup disk (boot camp in Windows), authenticate, and click on the Windows startup disk (click the startup tab in Windows, and follow the same instructions).

    Very simple, and posted many many times before.

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