How to set Windows 10 as default OS in Boot Camp on Mac?

If you have recently purchased Apple Mac and then you might aware that Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 can be installed on a Mac machine with the help of an official Boot Camp Assistant which is provided by Apple itself. Yes, you can run Windows OS on Mac hardware using Boot Camp Assistant. You can even use a virtual machine on Mac to install the Windows operating system, but you have to compromise with performance. Hence, we recommend using the official Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on Apple Mac. If you will install Windows using Boot Camp Assistant, you don’t have to worry about the hardware and drivers. Once you will install Windows on your Apple Mac, every hardware driver will be installed by Apple itself. Once you will install the Windows using Boot Camp Assistant, keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, and trackpad, all will work without any issues.

Installing Windows 10 with the help of Boot Camp is extremely simple. Everything gets cared for by Apple itself. Boot Camp Assistant will help you to create a partition for Windows and also detect the ISO file of Windows automatically.

Since, Boot Camp doesn’t use the virtualization technology, which means your Windows 10 OS will run with full system resources on your Mac machine.

Once the Windows on a Mac computer is installed using Boot Camp Assistant, after completing the installation of Windows and setting up all Boot Camp drivers, the Mac partition will set as the default one and when you turn on your Mac your machine will be booted in Mac by default. To log in to Windows, you need to hold down the Alt (Option) key to see the OS disk selection menu, where you can select Windows disk and boot into Windows.

If you are like me, who uses Windows more than Mac OS X, may want to set Windows disk as the default one to avoid holding the Alt (Option) key each time the machine gets powered on. If you want to boot into Windows by default, there is an option to set the Windows as default boot OS. There is no need to hold Alt (option) key to boot into Windows.

How to set Windows 10 as the default OS in Boot Camp on Mac?

Step 1. Turn on your Mac and hold down the Alt (Option) key to see the OS disk selection menu.

Step 2. Click on Windows drive to start booting into Windows.

Step 3. Once Windows is up and running, you can see Boot Camp on the System Tray.

Step 4. Right-click on the Boot Camp icon from the system tray and then click on the Boot Camp Control Panel to open the Boot Camp Control Panel dialog box. If UAC prompted, click the Yes button.

Step 5. Click on Windows Disk partition (BOOTCAMP) to select it, then click on Apply then OK button.

From now onwards, when you will turn on the Mac machine, it will automatically boot into Windows OS. To boot into Mac OS X, turn on the machine, hold down the Alt (Option) key to see the OS disk selection menu, select Macintosh HD.

If you already boot into the Windows machine and want to switch to Mac OS X, from the system tray, right-click on Boot Camp Icon, select Restart in OS X.

How to set Mac OS X as the default OS in Boot Camp on Mac?

Step 1. Turn on your Mac and hold down the Alt (Option) key to see the OS disk selection menu.

Step 2. Click on Windows drive to start booting into Windows.

Step 3. Once Windows is up and running, you can see Boot Camp on the System Tray.

Step 4. Right-click on the Boot Camp icon from the system tray and then click on the Boot Camp Control Panel to open the Boot Camp Control Panel dialog box. If UAC prompted, click the Yes button.

Step 5. Click on Mac to select it, then click on Apply then OK button.

From now onwards, when you will turn on the Mac machine, it will automatically boot into Mac OS X. To boot into Windows, turn on the machine, hold down the Alt (Option) key to see the OS disk selection menu, select Windows Disk (BOOT CAMP).

If you already boot into the Windows machine and want to switch to Mac OS X, from the system tray, right-click on Boot Camp Icon, select Restart in OS X.

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