how do i launch safe mode on mac, with boot camp installed(windows 7)? Without boot camp u just press shift on the sound, but with bootcamp installed it always login in windows? help!!macbook air.

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    Did you set your Startup Disk to the Mac HD? To check, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk. Select "Macintosh HD". Click "Restart..." and hold shift when you hear the startup chime. Safe mode?
    – Arc676
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:02
  • thanks @Arc676 i switch it and it worked good man! helped a lot.
    – drexxx
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:22
  • @Arc676 can have ur twitter?
    – drexxx
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:32
  • I don't use Twitter, although you can search for users in the StackExchange chatrooms (I'm usually in NSChat)
    – Arc676
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:57

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After a quick search I found this information:

If you're in Windows, you can switch to the Mac OS X partition using the Boot Camp icon in the System Tray. Click the gray diamond-shaped icon, and click "Restart in Mac OS" from the pop-up menu. Then, confirm your choice to reboot to Mac OS X.

When you back in OS X you can change the startup disk via sys. pref. > startup disk

  • thanks i switch the startup disk and it worked i'm in safe mode now and i did what i wanted t thanks.
    – drexxx
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:21
  • Also you can change which disk to boot from by pressing and holding the Option key after the startup chime then using the arrow keys and return key to select disk
    – Arc676
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 7:58

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