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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2006
    Bootcamp loads Windows by Default when starting up. How do I change to Mac default?
    How do I tell Bootcamp to load Mac by default and not Windows by default? I don't want to hold down the alt key every time I boot my computer because I use Mac WAY more than I use Windows.

    Help Please.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    In windows go to Control Panel -> Startup Disk and select the OS X folder. Or if you are in OS X go to System Preferences -> Startup Disk
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  3. #3

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    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Go to system preferences-> startup disk and set the windows xp partition as your startup disk.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2006
    wow I am an idiot... thanks.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Mar 13, 2011
    Unhappy ..
    I tried these steps, but I couldn't find Startup Disk in the Control Panel, and now I'm stuck, I don't know how to make Mac default??!! pls HELP !!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Reboot your machine to OS X. (hold down OPTION key when rebooting and select your MacIntosh HD) Once in OS X, go to System Preferences, Startup Disk, and choose your MacIntosh HD as the default.

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