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Windows 7: Cannot set Win 7 as default boot, Dual Boot OSX Win 7 machine


28 Jan 2012   #11
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Well...you have to set it up first, it won't do it for you automatically. Click on the Mac tab, then click 'Add Entry'.

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Now go to 'Edit Book Menu' and select which option should be default (my example shown here).

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Click 'Save Settings', then exit and reboot. Upon reboot the Windows bootloader will show the two options. If you select the Mac option, it should chainload to the Mac bootloader.

Regards,
Golden




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28 Jan 2012   #12
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
No Joy

Did that; Let it reboot, it went as before to a Mac only screen and was in the process of booting to OSX. I "caught" it by hitting F8 before the 30 seconds was up, and the dual screen came up.

I could continue to do this, but surely there is a way?

Thanks
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28 Jan 2012   #13
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

Do I need to do this in the Mac mode?
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28 Jan 2012   #14
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

No - run this application from within Windows. You do not need to do it from inside Mac. Windows will chainload (pass off) to the OSX loader when you select the option.

Regards,
Golden
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28 Jan 2012   #15
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
No Joy

Started again, loaded Easy BCD again. Both systems now showing, Windows 7 set as default. Saved. Exited, Restarted, let it go; no joy. It went directly to Lion OSX and loaded it.

'bout to give up, but obviously there is a setting somewhere locking this OSX into the boot sequence that Easy BCD does not affect???

Thanks
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28 Jan 2012   #16
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

In the OSX mode the System Preferences says I cannot change the option, "Can't change the startup disk... Bless tool unable to set the current boot disk"
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28 Jan 2012   #17
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

Ran across this on a search
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Wrong system booted by default Problem: On a system with multiple OSes, boot wants to boot the wrong (non-PureDarwin) one by default. This happens when a non-HFS+ partition (e.g., FAT32 or NTFS) has the bootable ("active") flag and comes before the HFS+ partition that contains PureDarwin.


Solution: Modify boot so that it uses the first HFS+ partition instead of the first partition with the bootable ("active") flag:


In boot-132/i386/lib/libsaio/sys.c, comment the following line:


for ( bvr = chain; bvr; bvr = bvr->next )
{
if ( bvr->flags & kBVFlagNativeBoot ) bvr1 = bvr;
// if ( bvr->flags & kBVFlagPrimary ) bvr2 = bvr;
}
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This is all that was there, and naturally I am not expert enough to even attempt such without guidance. Is it even relevant?

Thanks
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28 Jan 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This seems to be managed by the OSX bootmgr. But there I cannot help you because I know nothing about OSX. It is not legal to run an OSX on a PC, so I have never done that.
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28 Jan 2012   #19
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

Is this the mac forum? I showed that this was a dual boot system (OSX and W7).

Is there a forum that is knowledgeable about the issue you mentioned?
Thanks
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28 Jan 2012   #20
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The Mac OS X EULA forbids Mac installations on a non Apple-branded computer.

OSx86 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Our forum rules say we shouldn't be discussing hacking or piracy - end of.

So, in a nutshell, no, this isn't a Mac forum.
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