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can't stop Mac booting into windows
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Jan 28, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
Grrr

Every time I restart the machine it boots into windows. I've tried holding the alt key down and selecting the Mac OS partition and that starts OK but the next time, it's straight back into windows again.

Any ideas


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Jan 28, 2008, 01:05 PM
 
d'oh! Of course. Startup disc - OS X on HDD.

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Jan 28, 2008, 06:06 PM
 
I love problems like this! Keep 'em coming!

Seriously, by default when you install Windows through Boot Camp it becomes the default boot OS because it has to be to complete the installation. This is a major hole in the documentation in my opinion-it should be clearly and explicitly stated, perhaps in bold, italic type.

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Jan 28, 2008, 11:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
I love problems like this! Keep 'em coming!

Seriously, by default when you install Windows through Boot Camp it becomes the default boot OS because it has to be to complete the installation. This is a major hole in the documentation in my opinion-it should be clearly and explicitly stated, perhaps in bold, italic type.
Or even better, installing the drivers should switch OS X back to default.

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Jan 29, 2008, 07:55 AM
 
The drivers don't necessarily make the switch-I still had to manually select OS X as my default after installing drivers on my iMac. The drivers do include the Control Panel applet that lets you choose which OS is default from Windows, but it's not automatic-at least not all the time.

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