wrong default startup disc

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by roblin, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. roblin macrumors regular

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    I have vista on bay1 and win7 in bay4 in my mac pro. when i choose win7 as default startup disc vista boots up anyway if i dont hold down alt... any suggestions?
     
  2. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Mar 28, 2007
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    Are the two using the same Windows bootloader? If so, you may
    want to look into BCDEdit.

    If not, you could try setting the startup disk directly from the boot
    option menu. Hold down the OPTION key when booting. When you
    are presented with a choice, hold down the CONTROL key first and
    then, whilst holding it down, select the Windows 7 option and hit
    RETURN. Then you can release the CONTROL key. That should, if
    all goes well, boot into Windows 7 and make Windows 7 the default
    boot OS.
     
  3. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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    tyvm
     
  4. roblin thread starter macrumors regular

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    gahhh, didnt work. no chance to reboot until now, still boots up in vista. did the ctrl thing, saw a circle-with-arrow instead of the arrow up so i think it should have worked but no effect....

    guess i have to move the discs....
     

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