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MacBook Pro - Default starting up to Windows?


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I installed Windows XP with BootCamp on my MacBook Pro yesterday and now for some reason if I start up without holding option, it logs into Windows by default. Should it be the other way around? It should start up to Mac unless I hold option to choose Windows, right?

Is there any way to get it back to normal?
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Did you install all drivers?
If not to do so put the MAC Installation disc in drive and start the installer on windows
Then when everything is installed set boot up drive as the mac drive from the configuration menu>bootcamp
Oh and yes option key should show a dualboot menu
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Thanks for the reply Hit. I know I have to install the drivers, but here's the thing -- my Macbook came pre-installed with Leopard, so I don't have the Leopard disc. It only came with 2 installation discs, are those what you are referring to? If so, I just log into Windows then put both the installation discs in?
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Thanks for the reply Hit. I know I have to install the drivers, but here's the thing -- my Macbook came pre-installed with Leopard, so I don't have the Leopard disc. It only came with 2 installation discs, are those what you are referring to? If so, I just log into Windows then put both the installation discs in?
Disc 1 is your Leopard disc - and that's the only one you'll need to pop in. This can also be set in Mac OS, under System Preferences => Startup Disk.

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To make it so it boots to leopard by default:
1) boot into leopard
2) open system preferences
3) click on startup disk
4) click on your mac osx drive
5) quit system preferences

that should do it...

and if you have not installed the "Mac Windows Drivers" onto you windows installation disk you should do it:
1) boot into windows
2) insert Disk 1 of your re-instillation disks that came with your computer
3) a window will come up and ask you if you want to install the mac windows drivers
4) follow the instructions

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Thanks for the reply Hit. I know I have to install the drivers, but here's the thing -- my Macbook came pre-installed with Leopard, so I don't have the Leopard disc. It only came with 2 installation discs, are those what you are referring to? If so, I just log into Windows then put both the installation discs in?
That's correct
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