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    My mac automatically runs windows after turning on

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    My mac automatically runs windows after turning on
    I recently installed windows 7 on my macbook pro through bootcamp. The only issue I'm having (albeit not a very big issue) is that whenever I restart my computer, it runs windows by default instead of OSX. Is there a way around this, or do I have to hold down the option key and select it every time?

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    My mac automatically runs windows after turning on
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Boot up and hold down the Option key to see what is available to boot from. Should show OS X, Recovery and Windows 7. Choose OS X and it should boot. Then go into System Preferences >Startup Disk and make sure OS X is selected.

    If no OS X on holding Option you have erased the hard drive in setting up the Windows 7 partition. Quite easy to do alas. You will then have to go through the setup all over again.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    My mac automatically runs windows after turning on
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    Boot to OS X by holding down your Option key. Once in OS X, open System Preferences, Startup Disk. Select your Macintosh HD as the default. You're done.

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    My mac automatically runs windows after turning on

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Boot up and hold down the Option key to see what is available to boot from. Should show OS X, Recovery and Windows 7. Choose OS X and it should boot. Then go into System Preferences >Startup Disk and make sure OS X is selected.

    If no OS X on holding Option you have erased the hard drive in setting up the Windows 7 partition. Quite easy to do alas. You will then have to go through the setup all over again.
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Boot to OS X by holding down your Option key. Once in OS X, open System Preferences, Startup Disk. Select your Macintosh HD as the default. You're done.
    This is what I was looking for! Thank you both.

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