How to install windows on different disk and make it the default os?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by areslee, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. areslee macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011

    I just buy a standard mini server, my primary job is on windows, so I want replace the first hard disk to a ssd and install windows 7, put the max os on the second disk. The second disk also partition some capability as windows partition.

    So when the mini power up, the default os is windows, and if I need, I can choose to boot to mac os.

    I don't know how to install windows on a different disk of mac os using bootcamp, who can help me?
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    SFBA, CA
    Under System Preferences, there's a menu for "Startup Disk" under the System row. Select that then select the partition or drive you wish to boot in by default.

    As for installing Windows, Boot Camp will allow you to install Windows 7 on the secondary HD; Just select it from the list. If you're unsure how, when you start uo Boot Camp Assistant it'll ask you three things with checkboxes, check those that apply and click continue. There, you'll see your Server HD and Macintosh HD2 (or whatever the names are for the SSD).
  3. MJL macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    You also can hold down the option key the moment the startup music sounds and hold until the little rotating circle appears. You can then select which OS you want to use.

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