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Easily switch between MacOS X and a Partiton Boot Camp (Windows)

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You are installing Windows on your Mac via the Boot Camp utility but you don't understand how to switch between these two universes? This tutorial will teach you 2 very simple methods of use.

#1 — Using System Preferences

Toggle from MacOS X to Windows

On MacOS X, open the System Preferences via the Dock icon or Spotlight. Then click on the icon Start-up.

Capture d'écran - MacOS X, préférences systèmes de démarrage
Screenshot — MacOS X, Startup Systems Preferences

A new window will be displayed. Just select which boot partition will be.

To go back to Windows, click on Windows on BOOTCAMP.

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Screenshot of screen — Windows on Boot Camp

Do then Restart... then confirm by clicking the button a second time Restart.

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Screenshot — Switch between MacOS X and Windows

Your Mac will now switch to the Windows universe.

Toggle from Windows to MacOS X

Once you are on Windows, notice the presence of a grey icon in the notification area.

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Screenshot — Rebooting on MacOS X from Windows 7

In addition to the configuration options specific to Boot Camp, you can click on Restart on MacOS.

#2 — Use Keyboard Shortcut

When starting the computer, hold the key Alt pressed right after the gong.

A screen will allow you to choose which booter system.

Capture d'écran - Dual boot MacOS X / Windows 7
Screenshot — Dual boot MacOS X/Windows 7

Make your choice using arrows and validate with the key Entry..

These 2 methods will have taught you to switch smoothly between the world of MacOS X and Windows. We‘ll appreciate whether we don’t have a start-up list like it’s Windows in dual-boot.


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