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    Dec 26, 2009
    My Computer Boots to Windows After Setting Up Boot Camp. How Do I Make It Boot to Mac
    I have to hold down the option key if I want to start up in Mac. Why does it automatically boot to Windows and how do I get it to boot to Mac, pressing Option to boot to Windows?

    Thanks So Much, Happy Holidays

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Which do you want as the default? OSX I take it? If so, Hold Option at startup like you have been doing and select OSX. Once in OSX, open System Preferences and click on Startup Disk. Click on the OSX drive and on restart. From that point on it will reboot into OSX and always boot OSX unless you hold down option and select Windows.

    If for some reason you ever want it the other way and Windows to boot, when you install the bootcamp drivers in Windows, a Control Panel called Startup Disk (like in OSX) is in Control Panels. Do the reverse.

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    Dec 26, 2009
    Thanks so much. I'll do it right now. I'll tell you if it doesn't work.

    Happy Holidays

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Make sure you review the Boot Camp instructions that you should have been prompted to print during setup. All of this is covered and much more.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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