i want my Windows 7

October 24, 2017 at 06:25:37
Specs: Windows 10
I have an Apple Mac with Windows 10installed. when I switch on the machine doesn't give me a choice of Apple or Windows. I very rarely use the Apple sector but I have files in there that I need. can you to me how to open the Apple sector

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October 24, 2017 at 07:17:46
There are two option here - presuming you are using Apple's BootCamp for the dual boot.

The easiest is to power on and press and hold the "option" key on the Apple keyboard - as soon as you hear the start up "chime". This "ought" to bring up a list of boot options. Using the arrow keys or mouse you select the Apple OS drive.

These two links may be useful to browse first; as they show more clearly the process/sequence as above.

https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/0...

Since you normally use Windows... it would be wise to verify that the default boot OS is still Windows and has not reset to Apple; details as below.

Within Apple when booted up you can go to System Preferences (via the Apple icon top left) and way down the box which opens is an option to select the start up disk (if you wish to change it from the default which may not show as windows-7 after you have booted into Apple).

When booted into Windows you go to Control Pane/Bootcamp icon and there is an option to change which drive/operating system you boot to next time.

Is is possible to see files on the Apple hard drive from within BootCamp Windows. But access/control is limited... Can you at least see the files required? Regardless there is excellent software which allows you access files on the Mac system from Windows and read/write etc as you wish. See this discussion all about it:

https://www.howtogeek.com/189250/ho...

I have the Paragon software and find it excellent.. One can try it for free as I recall; and then buy as appropriate? Having the option to go both ways as it were is a distinct advantage... Similarly having an external storage drive (where files are duplicated) is wise so as to ensure that data is secure in event of either system going down...


btw.. ignore the tempting download windows for assorted "utilities" - avoid them like the plague unless you both know you want/need whatever it is, and have checked with others - here perhaps - as to whether or not they are all they're cracked up to be)

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#2
October 26, 2017 at 17:12:50
"i want my Windows 7"

And I want my MTV

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#3
October 28, 2017 at 16:05:43
riider, ditto that. We old-timers get that statement. The young'uns wouldn't. :) I remember wanting my MTV.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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October 29, 2017 at 13:57:07
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