Windows 7 boot priority

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by duona88, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. duona88 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    I spent all day trying to figure it out this problem but no luck. So maybe someone can help me here.
    I installed 32 bit Windows 7 via boot camp on my intel based unibody macbook pro. Then installed daemon tools to open some images I have (iso, bin). And then the problem occured. Images opens, but I can't run any setup.exe files, they are but like not fully functional. So I started to find some solutions and found that is caused by boot prioritation. Walla I was so happy, thought my problems will go away. But it was just worst. First of all I couldnt find any F1 - F12 function keys to enter bios setup like in my old windows based pc. So started to look for problem. And I found that macs dont have such kind of bios, they made on some kind of other platform ( can't remeber the name).
    So my question will be is there a way to change boot priority on windows using a mac pc or just how to open inages like iso or bin?
    Thank you for your patience and hoping to hear from you good ideas.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I've had no problems with SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive instead of Daemon Tools.

    Can you provide some links that describe how boot priority affects what you are trying to do? Once you are booted to Windows BIOS boot priority should be irrelevant.

  3. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I'm quite confused on what you are trying to do.

    Daemon Tools emulates CD/DVD drives in the computer. Great for installing games and programs, but if you download an .ISO that isn't properly done, it won't work. So make sure to double check where you get your .ISO files.

    What do you mean about "Boot Priority"? If you have Boot Camp installed, you can select which OS to boot up in when you restart. By default, Windows should restart to OS X.
  4. duona88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2010
    Well I just tried to run that iso on my older pc. It seems that image is broken as you said, but others people are commenting that they had ran that with no problems on the site where i downloaded. Maybe because it is torrent or...
    Interesting and odd....
    Will try to download elsewhere and try if it would work...
    Thanks for answers :)
  5. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    If you're trying to boot into the ISO, it won't be possible. You could try burning the ISO to a CD/DVD or put it on a USB jump drive and boot into that.
  6. iTris666 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2008
    It might be worth noting that Macs have no user-accessible BIOS, nor proper boot order as standard PCs.

    It works as follows :
    - If you press C (like in CD) at boot it will try the optical drives.
    - If you press Alt at boot, you will be able to choose among a list of detected "bootable devices", hard drive partitions, CDs, dvd, eternal drives. provided they are flagged as "bootable".
    - Otherwise the device selected in the "Startup" preference pane or in the "bootcamp" control panel in windows will be used to boot.
    If this device is no longer present the first hard drive will be tested, then the second and so on. No control over this order.
  7. nigameash macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    I've had problems with daemon tools earlier. I switched to

    Once you've installed it, you can download the virtual drive software from within it!

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