6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2012 9:47 AM by Kappy
ThunderCon Level 1 Level 1

hi all, i made a thread in another section, but didn't receive much help and i want to be able to get back to the Mac as quickly as i can.

 

so, i installed Win7 via a USB key through Bootcamp. i installed Win7 as a full install on the partition Bootcamp created and formated that partition in the Win7 install wizard.

 

now, when i boot up i hear the Apple charm noise, i then see the silver screen with no text, and then it just boots into Windows and i get no option of booting into Lion. what do i need to do to boot into Lion? i really don't want to lose any work and want to go back to Lion as it was. i really don't want to need to take it back to factory settings. it's a Mac Mini.

 

i'd appreciate any help!

 

thanks


Mac mini
Reply by Kappy on Apr 15, 2012 7:25 PM Helpful

Restart the computer and immediately upon hearing the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager appears. Select your OS X volume's icon then click on the arrow button below the icon. Upon returning to OS X open Startup Disk preferences and select your OS X volume if you want to boot OS X as the default.

 

If you installed the Windows drivers from Apple, then in Windows you can change the boot system using the Startup Disk control panel that was installed.

 

If this is not your problem, then please restate it clearly.

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  • ThunderCon Level 1 Level 1

    i don't want to accidentally wipe the Lion partition.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Restart the computer and immediately upon hearing the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager appears. Select your OS X volume's icon then click on the arrow button below the icon. Upon returning to OS X open Startup Disk preferences and select your OS X volume if you want to boot OS X as the default.

     

    If you installed the Windows drivers from Apple, then in Windows you can change the boot system using the Startup Disk control panel that was installed.

     

    If this is not your problem, then please restate it clearly.

  • ThunderCon Level 1 Level 1

    ok, thanks a lot for your reply.

     

    and by using the option key i'll have the option of booting into OS X? and it won't damage the partition?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    No, it won't damage the partition. I'm assuming the partition is not presently damaged.

  • ThunderCon Level 1 Level 1

    ok, thanks a lot i''m now back on the Mac in Lion.

     

    how do i set OS X to be the default boot OS? i'm in 'Startup disk' now, but there's no option to set OS X as the default boot OS.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Startup Disk shows a display of the available disks with OS X. Select yours, probably Macintosh HD, then close Startup Disk preferences or click the Restart button.