Question Regarding Boot Camp

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  1. delaSEOUL macrumors newbie

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    Before anything, I'd like to apologize if this thread doesn't belong in this section. I also apologize if this is a repost, as I've attempted to search but didn't succeed in finding the right thread with the answer that I was looking for.

    Anyway, the iMacs in my school all have the capability of booting either Windows or Mac OS X at start-up at the preference of the user. A boot up screen shows up right after the computer turns on or restarts, allowing the user to choose his/her operating system preference, without having to press the option button. If the user doesn't choose the OS in a specified time limit, the iMacs just boot up with their default operating systems (whether they may be set to Windows or OS X).

    I was wondering if there was a setting for Boot Camp where I would be able to run a same setup as the iMacs in my school.

    Thanks all in advance,
    Steve
     
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  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    If it doesn't wind up being that, you might want to take a look at this page detailing a similar program (with a pic of the screen it presents) called BootPicker. Clicking the link to it on that page actually takes you to an Apple page where you can download a much newer version (2.1.2) of it than the v1.3 that is in the article headline.

    Since this one is offered by the Apple Education/IT Professionals site I have a feeling this might be the one you have seen.
     
  4. delaSEOUL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just took a look at a screenshot of rEFIT, and it doesn't seem to look like the one that the iMacs in my school uses.
    I'll give this a shot until I figure out what the school uses.

    Thanks for your help, petemwah!
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Well don't forget to check the screenshot of BootPicker that I mentioned too- that is probably it.
     
  6. delaSEOUL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a feeling the one you mentioned is the one. I just set it up, so I'll let you know once I get it to work.

    Thank you, sickmacdoc, for your find!
     
  7. delaSEOUL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I just checked both rEFIT and BootPicker, and I don't think either one of those are what I'm looking for.

    To add on to the original description, I forgot to mention that the booting program in the iMacs at school do not wait until the computer has loaded right before the log-in screen, unlike the two above. Rather, the booting interface is very similar to the manual boot screen (when users press option during start-up). Instead of showing the hard drive images for the OS X and Windows, it shows the Apple logo and a Windows logo, along with a timer.

    I have a feeling that getting my computer to simulate the same booting program like the ones in my school's iMacs is more complicated than what I thought it was going to be.
     
  8. delaSEOUL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update:

    I'm currently at my school's computer lab (I should've done this earlier), on the iMac.
    I just searched the computer for the application, and the booting software happens to be rEFIT.

    Thank you, petemwah and sickmacdoc, for your help!
     
  9. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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