7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2011 8:52 AM by Mac OS 9000
kingsy Level 1 (0 points)

I loaded windows 7 using bootcamp so i could still play my old pc games but the drivers wont finish installing and i cannot switch back too Lion. I booked an appointment to go see th genuises but i have been called into work, is there a way to fix this without going into the store ?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 (270 points)

    Yes, hold down the "x" key on your keyboard while you're starting your computer. It should boot in Lion.

  • kingsy Level 1 (0 points)

    i have tried this and all it does it bring up the windows boot menue and my only option is windows 7

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 (270 points)

    Try holding Option/Alt then until the Apple boot device selector comes up. That works regardless of the OS since it's firmware based.


    X should work, but I guess it's not 100% reliable.

  • kingsy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much, but will this happen everytime or will i need to hold the key down every time it boots up

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 (270 points)

    Install the Windows plugins that come on your installation disc, and it gives you a boot selector in Windows that lets you choose there (as well as some other stuff like Bonjour).


    You can choose in System Prefs > Startup Disk on Mac. Otherwise, you have to use option every time.


    X is supposed to say "boot in Mac OS X", but I don't think it's reliable. C is for boot from disc.

  • AndyboyMac Level 1 (90 points)

    When you boot into lion go to System preferneces > Start Up Disk and select your lion os hard drive and click reset... Your Mac will reset into Lion again which that will mean that is configured to boot with lion normally, but if you want to boot to windows just press Option on the start up an select the windows hard drive, press enter and done.

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 (270 points)

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure option does not set the default drive to whatever you choose. If you want to go back to Mac OS from Windows, you could just reboot without holding anything.