Is there a quick way to restart and boot into XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pur3h8r3d, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. pur3h8r3d macrumors member

    pur3h8r3d

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    When you are using Windows XP Boot Camp puts an icon on your task tray giving you the quick option of restarting and booting in Mac OSX. Is there something simple like this in Mac? I know theres the Option Key or I can go to System Preferences -> Startup Disk -> Windows and restart, but I am looking for something simple like a Desktop Icon that I can click and just quickly and simply restart in Windows. Anything I can do?
     
  2. herschelaz macrumors newbie

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  3. pur3h8r3d thread starter macrumors member

    pur3h8r3d

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    This is my first Mac... How would I do something like that?
     
  4. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    You need to change the name of the partition (if you haven't already) in windows to "Windows". This is how the program finds the partition to load so it is necessary.

    After that get QuickBoot 1.0.2 here http://buttered-cat.com/products/view/quickboot yes I know "buttered Cat" but it is an awesome program and the programmer is very nice and answers his emails VERY fast if you have any issues. After that you just click the program and the rest is self explanatory.

    Let me repeat you have to change the name of the partition IN WINDOWS to "Windows", not in mac, it won't let you.
     

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