Windows and Mac on StartUp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jnardis, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to set my imac to go straight to the option windows so I can choose between Mac and Windows without holding down the option button?

    When I go to Preferences Start Up disk and try to choose Network Startup I keep getting the error:

    "You can't change the startup disk to the selected disk. The bless tool was unable to set the current boot disk"

    Is there any way around this?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    You can use a third party tool like rEFIt or bootpicker to bring up a menu by default.

    Why are you choosing Network Startup anyhow?

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  3. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought network startup was the option if I didn't know which one I wanted to choose. Thanks for the reply. Do I download bootpicker on the mac side or the windows side?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Mac. It's distributed by Apple education for use in computer labs and such.

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