Switching Bootcamp drive with wireless keyboard?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by silentbob007, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. silentbob007 macrumors regular

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    I decided to set up a bootcamp partition so that I could run some PC games. I have everything installed, Windows 7 activated, etc.

    However, I have a 2011 iMac that came with a wireless keyboard ... holding down alt/option does not bring up the drive select screen when rebooting (assuming because BT drivers aren't running).

    I know in Windows, I can tell the computer to reboot into Mac OS. Is there a similar option on the Mac side? Is there any way to boot to Windows without plugging in a wired keyboard for a single keypress?

    Thanks for any replies. Still getting the hang of working with OSX.
     
  2. Texran macrumors regular

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    Hold option key during boot, or while in Mac OS select boot disk in system Preferences, Startup Disk
     
  3. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    I created a little Automator app that (at 10x speed) goes into the system preferences, clicks startup disk, selects bootcamp, and clicks restart. Then I just use the windows option you know about to get back. No more using the keyboard.
     
  4. silentbob007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info. I was not aware how to switch the OS from the Mac side.
     

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