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I just recently got my first Mac (iMac) and I have (seems like it) successfully installed Windows Vista on it. I have installed all the Boot Camp drivers also, but I have one problem. When I start the computer and DO NOT press the OPT key Windows starts up automatically.

I want OS X to run at startup and I thought that's what would happen... or? And you're supposed to run Windows by pressing the OPT key and choosing the Windows partition.

How can I fix this? Any help appreciated.

(Additionally before the Windows loading bar I get a bunch of text saying about some errors and booting etc. but everything else works fine)
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You'll need to change the default startup disk in either Windows or Mac OS X.

In Windows, it should be in the Control Panel => Boot Camp settings.

In OS X, it should be in System Preferences => Startup Disk.

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Ok, thanks, that worked great. I didn't realize you have to do that.
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Ok, thanks, that worked great. I didn't realize you have to do that.
No problem, glad I could help.

I don't like to be one of those "you should have read the manual" types, but it is covered in the documentation you're prompted to print out by the Boot Camp Assistant

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