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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2006
    bootcamp.. how to switch back?
    i installed xp and the drivers but after the restart it gave me an error saying that the pci.sys driver is missing and it cant load windows. and the driver files cd is in the macbook and i cant take it out to put the windows xp cd back in to install the driver.. whats the key to choose to boot os x?

  2. #2
    Option/Alt on bootup.

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    BlindingLights's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 17, 2006
    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz 512 MB Ram 128 vRAM 60GB HD
    hold option, that should work.

    Then, you should see two hard drives, one that says Macintosh HD and the other that says "Windows". Click on the Mac one and you'll boot into os x.

    If you want to boot into OS X by default, set that in your system prefs in OS X.
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    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2006
    thank you... everythign fixed out alright... only thing that sucks is that the eject button is bult into the software.. so os x or windows have to be fully loaded for me to replace disks.

    I love the safety of being able to always go back to os x and deleting everything. it really makes windows a side program for running certain things.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 23, 2008
    Can anyone help me out on this? Where is the option key?

    Currently in Vista and can't get out.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymonndo View Post
    Can anyone help me out on this? Where is the option key?

    Currently in Vista and can't get out.

    This is on a Mac with an Apple keyboard? If so Option is between Control and Command.

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    maz94protege's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 09, 2005
    Northern VA
    MacbookPro 15.4, 2.2ghz i7 (Late 2011), Macbook 1,1 1.83ghz CoreDuo
    easiest thing if you have a few dollars to spare, go buy parallels desktop for mac. you can run WINXP/VISTA in a window on OSX. Simple easy to use, when you "reboot WIN" its just restarting the app....not the entire computer.

    there may be a trial out there to download.

    But bootcamp is a great program, i like the drag and drop capabilities that parallels gives me

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