How do I force Boot Camp to boot into Mac OS X?
I've gone ahead and installed Apple's Boot Camp product and Windows XP and I'm totally delighted with the results. Finally, I can pop into Windows as needed without having to drag along a PC on my sales calls. But how the heck do I get back to Mac OS X? It's now automatically booting into Windows each time.
I too noticed the same issue, however, and there's a bit of a trick to getting it to boot into Mac OS X each time, rather than Windows.
First, hold down the Option key while the system is booting, and it'll give you a list of all bootable operating systems found on the computer:
Pick Mac OS X and boot.
Now, once you're up and running, go to Apple --> System Preferences --> Startup Disk and you'll see the following:
Select Mac OS X rather than Windows XP, and you should automatically boot into Mac OS X each time until you again use the "Option" at boot time to select Windows XP by hand.
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