Windows 7 Partition Not Showing Up in Startup Disks

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zflauaus, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    I installed Windows 7 Beta on my MBP yesterday and for a while it showed up in my Startup Disk options in System Preferences, but now it doesn't show up. The partition is still there in Finder and I can boot to it each time by holding down the option key, but if I restart more than once in Windows 7, it defaults back to OS X. Is there a way to put the disk back into the Startup Disk options?
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Bump on this.

    I just noticed this today as well. It always showed Vista, and for a while it was showing the Win. 7 partition as well, but suddenly it's gone. :confused:
     
  3. DarlokDC macrumors newbie

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    Another bump. I'm having the same problem.

    At first, I'd installed the Windows 7 upgrade on top of my XP install, but then I wiped the partition and started again, hoping that would work. In both cases, I have the same problem as the first poster.
     
  4. cc2096 macrumors regular

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    Having the same problem. I think it has to do with Boot Camp needing to be updated to work with Windows 7. If you use the option key at power up method it works no problem so it must be something in the program.
     
  5. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    I don't know why it happens but I do know a workaround. It disappeared off my OSX Startup Disk preferences as well but if you click on the bootcamp icon under Windows in the system tray, and then select "Boot camp control panel..." from the menu that pops up, both the Mac and the Windows startup disks will show up. You can pick which one to boot from through Windows and it will remember the change on all subsequent boots. You just can't do it through OSX for some reason.
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Windows 7? Hell, Boot Camp needs to be updated for Vista. They gave us some drivers they threw together overnight, called it a day, and have yet to bother updating their drivers since. They neglect Boot Camp a lot.
     

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