Restarting windows/mac correct procedure?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by spunklemonkey, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. spunklemonkey macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Id just like to clarify that I can set the default os to boot up in windows and in mac, why both? Thats not my question, my question is when i restart windows it will boot up mac os since thats the default, is this correct? Theres no sort of temp file or setup so it only restarts windows?

    (this mouse wheel is so annoying when it stops working all the time!)

  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    Found this by searching for startup disk in the help menu...

    Changing your startup disk
    You can make your computer start up from a CD, a network volume, a different disk or disk partition, or another operating system (such as Mac OS 9 if your computer supports it). To do so, you change your startup disk.

    To change your startup disk:

    Open System Preferences and click Startup Disk.

    If necessary, click the lock icon and type the name and password for an administrator user.

    Click the icon of the system folder or system volume that you want to use, and then click Restart.

    WARNING: When selecting a network startup volume, make sure you select a valid network startup volume and not a network install image. Choosing a network install image reinstalls your system software and may erase the contents of your hard disk. A standard network volume icon appears as a globe and Mac OS X system folder. When you select a network volume icon, a message appears in the Startup pane describing the volume. A network install icon appears as a globe with downward-pointing green arrow.

    If you don’t see a disk that you expected to see, that disk may be able to start up some computers but not your computer. For example, a disk that can start up an Intel-based Mac may not be able to start up a PowerPC-based Mac.

    If your computer is on a network and a network startup volume is available, you can start up from the network startup volume by holding down the N key as you restart your computer.

    If you start up your computer in Mac OS 9, use the Startup Disk control panel in the Apple menu to switch back to your Mac OS X startup disk. Then restart the computer.

    Another way to select a startup disk is to hold down the Option key as you restart your computer. You’ll see the available startup disks and can select one.

    Regarding the mouse:
  3. spunklemonkey thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    So if im in windows it wont restart to windows if I restart there? As mac is the default thing to start as I have it setup and want it like that. I just thought maybe restarting in windows would restart windows.
  4. andifall macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    restart, restart, restart

    I know this is an old thread, but this is something I don't get either. When your in windows, and say windows needs to do a restart to update ect - to get back into windows, I have to hold the alt key and then select windows.
    I understand that selecting OSX as the default boot means it will always go to OSX on startup, but with a right click on bootcamp in the windows os you can restart in mac OSX . . . they both give you the one only option of restarting into OSX.

    On OSX I have a Startup item called 'bootchamp' in which I can restart directly into windows without having to bother pressing the option key ect.

    I'm wondering, is there a similar small programme for windows that will let me restart back directly into windows?

    Thanks for any advice,

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