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Very annoyed with the default OS being set

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DavidsonUK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 19, 2013 1:32 PM

Recently installed bootcamp. Works fine, except the default OS is Win7 now. Went into System Preferences to change the startup disk and this is the error message it gives me:

 

"Building boot caches on boot helper partition failed."

 

I've looked on the internet and so far I can only find solutions involving terminal. I want a solution without having to use terminal. Why should I even have to use terminal in the first place? They said that using bootcamp should be simple. If it's so simple why is it requiring me to access a part of the computer which is responsible for all the stuff software engineers deal with? Plus, I've just tried using it and it's a pain in the ***. It's worse than Windows CMD function.

 

Please help.

iTunes, Windows 7
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to DavidsonUK)

    It's the first time I see this message. Open Disk Utility, select the hard disk at the top of the sidebar and verify the disk.

     

    If it's OK, reset the PRAM > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379?viewlocale=en_US The PRAM contains the startup disk, so if you reset it, it will be restored to default settings, without any partition selected. After resetting the PRAM, press Option while your Mac is starting, select Macintosh HD, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk, and select Macintosh HD

  • ReMacs Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to DavidsonUK)

    Hey D-UK you have 2 places to set default boot; try it from Windows Bootcamp icon in the Windows taskbar to left of internet connection icon - Click the diamond there or go into Control Panel where Bootcamp is an icon, or use option key at boot and after selecting OSX, in System preferences set target boot disk.

     

     

    And did you say what Windows you were in?  Did you say what Mac you were in? Do you think that anyone who might give you an answer should be able to or  want to?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,375 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to ReMacs)

    ReMacs wrote:

     

    Hey D-UK you have 2 places to set default boot; try it from Windows Bootcamp icon in the Windows taskbar to left of internet connection icon - Click the diamond there or go into Control Panel where Bootcamp is an icon, or use option key at boot and after selecting OSX, in System preferences set target boot disk.

     

     

    And did you say what Windows you were in?  Did you say what Mac you were in? Do you think that anyone who might give you an answer should be able to or  want to?

    The OP said that they are using W7

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 4:12 AM (in response to DavidsonUK)

    Then you have not installed the Windows Support software according to the Bootcamp Help and Installation Manual. Start Bootcamp Assistant again and this time complete the first couple of menu items, read the installation instructions and download the Windows Support Software. Then from within Windows install the Windows Support software you downloaded.

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