New Mac pro - create dual boot first?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jcpzero, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Jcpzero macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    I am going to buy my first Mac pro as soon as the 2010 models hit.

    Would the first thing you do with the new computer be installing the dual boot, or can it wait until a later time.

    Also if 95% of the time I am going to use osx, can dual boot default to automatically loading osx without having the choose a system manually every time?

    Probably newbie questions, but that is what am with Mac and dual boot.


  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Yes, if you dual-boot you can have the system automatically boot into OS X. You just have to select your Mac drive as the startup disk in System Preferences, and after that you're good to go.

    Personally I don't think it matters, I didn't run both OSes until after I'd had my Mac Pro for over a year. Depends on whether you really need Windows, I suppose.
  3. Jcpzero thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    I won't need the windows system at the beginning. So if it is not a problem to add dual boot later, then I will wait.

    Maybe the next version of the windows only software will be Mac compatible in the future.


  4. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    If you're going to install both systems on one drive, yes, set up first. As you fill up your drive, it can introduce problems later.

    If you're going to have Windows on it's own drive, then nope, doesn't matter.

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