Start computer at Mac or windows choice at startup by default?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Pineapples23, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Pineapples23 macrumors member

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    I know you hold down alt to get the choice between mac or windows at start up. Sometimes I forget alt, and have to keep restarting. Is it possible so that by default, when i turn on my comp, it goes to that choice start up page so that I dont need to hold down alt?

    Ty in advanced
     
  2. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you select your windows volume in startup disk? Just search for startup disk via spotlight.
     
  3. Pineapples23 thread starter macrumors member

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    I can. it actually starts up my windows partition automatically. I forget that i should've hold alt so I can choose mac or windows. So I am wondering if I can just go to the screen to CHOOSe by default? This way I wont ever need to hold alt. sometimes i want mac, other times i want windows.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yes you can.

    1. In Windows, right click on the BC icon in the task bar and select boot into OS X.

    2. In OS X, open Sys Prefs → Startup Disk and select Macintosh HD as your default boot drive.
     
  5. doynton macrumors 6502

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    If you use rEFInd it always defaults to booting whatever it booted last time so if you booted Windows last time it will default to Windows.
     

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