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    Installed Windows 7 through bootcamp, now were is my Mac OS
    I followed the bootcamp process to the letter and now when I boot my macbook pro, all I see is Windows 7 as an OS option to load. Please help.

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    Where are you seeing Windows 7 as the only option to load? Boot holding down the Option Key right after the start up sound. Keep it down and a boot menu should show up. What do you see there?

    If you don't see both OSX and Windows you accidently installed to the OSX partition.

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    You Freaking ROCK!!! I did not know about holding the "Option Key" during bootup. Thank you!! Yep, its there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F131 View Post
    You Freaking ROCK!!! I did not know about holding the "Option Key" during bootup. Thank you!! Yep, its there.
    Yea, once you install Windows on Bootcamp, it automatically makes it the default drive to boot to. You can change this in the Bootcamp preferences in either OSX or Windows if you would like your computer to boot by default into OSX instead of Windows.

    Here is another option, it's a handy (free) little boot manager which automatically asks you what partition you would like to boot to, without holding down the Option key.

    rEFIt

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    You can also go into OSX System Preferences and look for Startup Disk and make OSX the default and when you install the Boot Camp Drivers in Windows, there should be a control panel in Control panels where you can do the same thing on the Windows side.

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    Thank you both. I'm new to mac's and was trying to hold onto a bit of Windows (dumb) and I though I screwed everything up.

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