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DonCarlos
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: BootChamp Reply with quote

I was always frustrated by the fact that there was not a reboot icon on the Mac desktop to go to windows (like the Bootcamp icon on the W7 task bar).

Well "Lo and Behold" check out BootChamp http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/28468/bootchamp

Developed by Kevin Wojniak http://www.kainjow.com


Works great, and easy to install and use. The windows icon is located at the top toolbar.

I even wrote to Kevin and he responded back to me immediately. Make sure you download the latest version from his site http://www.kainjow.com , and be sure that you uncheck Next Restart Only and leave the check by Launch At Startup, if you want the icon to appear at every restart. It kind of threw me off until I did that.

The first time you boot to windows it will ask you for your password, then after that it does not any further.

Makes for one less step when you want to boot to windows from your desktop.

Bravo Kevin for developing this free tool. This should have came with Bootcamp....perhaps Apple should buy it off of him.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool.

I'll have to share this with some of my buddies that use Windows to play games.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome find i will have to share this with my macslug group as well nice find really nice find
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works in Lion!!!! Awesome
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I continue to sing the praises of BootChamp.

From the "Strange but True" tales of the Mac:

I upgraded the HD on my mac and when I was finished, decided to leave Windows 7 off it for awhile. Two weeks ago, I had a heck of time after I reinstalled to successfully boot into it from within mac. It didn't show up on preferences start up pane, nor did it show up in the Disk Uitlity sidebar........ Very very long story.....but unless you wants specifics....it boiled down to that although W7 was indeed alive and working, the bootcamp partition appeared as a strange volume called disk0s4, an unmountable FATS 32 something or other. Even though W7 was in fact an NTSF volume (that;s what it showed within W7 and thats what it showed even on a third party Easus program.

Despite help from two apple phone techs and a genius visit....no one could correct this. Lion was loaded repeatedly from USB, self made DVD's, and partitions were expanded, shrunk, created, deleted,(my drive was formatted, reformatted, deformatted, unformatted, downformattted upformatted, and overformatted). LOL....All experts surmised that it had something to do with Recovery partition. When an Apple Tech Supervisor said "Hey now let's try first formatting the entire drive to NTSF, then format over that HFS+, then install LION fresh, set up a dummy mac account and then Bootcamp W7 and then after that works, then migrate your LION backup from time machine.........Yikes, I knew that they had no answer. Rolling Eyes

As I said......W7 existed and worked great and booted back to LION, but W7 was not seen in DiskUtilty or anything else, hence no restart to W7 from inside Mac was possible. And that was my major issue, every time that I successfully installed W7, as the last step after trying all their nonsense.

Too many hours lost over this and short of trying a south american shaman, I decided to take a leap and try something simple. Idea Alas, BootChamp. I reloaded a fresh BootChamp copy, and it came through where Apple and a multitude of advice givers could not. Now I can reboot to W7 from inside of my mini. Bootchamp is TOPS !!!!
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