6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2011 9:52 PM by Daleslad
Daleslad Level 2 (425 points)

Hi All,

When I was using Window XP I could restart in Mac OS by clicking on the Bootcamp icon at the bottom right of the screen.


Now that I am using Windows 7 I don't see that same Boobcamp icon, is there another way that is just as easy to shut down Windows and start up in Mac OS.


Mac Pro 2.93 Ghz. 2009. EVGA GTX 285 card, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 6 Gig ram
  • Kappy Level 10 (266,046 points)

    Locate the Startup Disk control panel in Windows and use it. Or restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until you see the boot manager screen. Select the OS X volume, click on the arrow button below.


    This will boot OS X once. The next restart would be in Windows unless you use the OS X Startup Disk to change it to the OS X volume.

  • Daleslad Level 2 (425 points)

    Thanks Kappy, I'm familiar with those methods both are cumbersome I was hoping that Windows 7 would have something similar to XP with the Bootcamp icon to click on.

    Where did the Bootcamp control panel go to,  do you know of any 3rd party programs like BootChamp that will make it faster and more convenient to switch systems.

  • Kappy Level 10 (266,046 points)

    I couldn't tell you. It should be installed with the driver package. You did download the Windows drivers?

  • Daleslad Level 2 (425 points)

    If you mean the drivers from the Mac OS installation disk,  I did.

  • Kappy Level 10 (266,046 points)

    Maybe try reinstalling them.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,987 points)

    You should have a BootCamp control panel and a small black diamond on the taskbar to facilitate booting back to OSX, if you don't then you should reinstall BC 3.3

  • Daleslad Level 2 (425 points)

    Thanks, I reinstalled Bootcamp and that did the trick, somewhere along the way it didn't install everything the first time.