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I set Windows 7 to my Boot Camp. Windows 7 starts now by default in the normal boot. However, I want that OSX boots by default and Windows 7 only as I press ALT and then select it.

How can you set OSX to boot by default?

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up vote 22 down vote accepted

You can set the default boot disk in System Preferences>Startup Disk. System Prefs startup disk icon
System Prefs>Startup Disk

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You can also do this from the Boot Camp control panel thingy. I'd get some screens and edit but I don't have Windows on my machine either! – Robin Jan 29 '12 at 3:25
@Robin Yes, I assumed you could do it from the Windows side. – daviesgeek Jan 29 '12 at 3:26

You don't need to boot into OSX to change the default boot system ...

  • Hold down the Option key when booting, and when you see the system choices
  • Move the mouse over the under the system you want to be the default, then
  • Hold down the Ctrl key and you should see the icon change to a "power on" icon
  • Left click on that "power icon" and that system will boot and that system will also be your default boot system.

Older versions of Boot Camp are similar, but I don't remember if the icon changes.

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Great trick! Never knew about that one :) – JoshP Dec 3 '12 at 21:08
This should be the accepted answer! – mjuarez Mar 29 at 7:22

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