Question about switching between Win and OSX

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Luis Ortega, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I just finished installing Win XP on my mac pro and it all went well, but I have one question.
    If one is in Windows and does some software install or Windows update that requires a computer restart, will the computer automatically restart into Windows or will it default to OSX?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    You have the ability to choose which OS the computer should boot into. You can pick any of them or set the computer to boot to the last one that was being used before the shutdown/reboot.
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    You have the options of when booting up,hold down the alt key this will enable
    you to choose what OS you want to use

    when in OS X you can choose what OS you want to boot into by going to
    system preferences>startup disk

    While in windows there should be a little greyish diamond in the start bar
    down at bottom right
     
  4. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Thanks, now I see how to control any required restart.
     

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