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macOS/Windows Dual-Boot Lab Information

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Posted: 26 Aug, 2015
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Updated: 03 Jan, 2018
by Steven Diver

Summary: Information on how to use AESHS dual-boot labs, and how to go back-and-forth between macOS & Windows.


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Use macOS When Booted in macOS

If computer is turned off, power on computer. All dual-boot computers in 3006 should boot into OS X by default.

When booted into OS X (and no users are logged in), dual-boot computers will show a screen similar to this, which allows a user to choose which operating system they would like to use.

To continue using OS X, users should click on the OS X disk. Note the information given by the pop-out.

Once selected, click the arrow below (or press Enter/Return) to begin using OS X.

From there, users will be presented with the usual OS X login screen, and may enter their AESHS login credentials and begin using OS X.

 

Use Windows When Booted in macOS

If computer is turned off, power on computer. All dual-boot computers should boot into OS X by default.

When booted into OS X (and no users are logged in), dual-boot computers will show a screen similar to this, which allows a user to choose which operating system they would like to use.

To use Windows, users should click on the Windows disk. Note the information given in the pop-out, that the computer will need to restart to use Windows.

Once selected, click the arrow below (or press Enter/Return) to reboot the computer into Windows, and begin using Windows.

The computer will now reboot into Microsoft Windows. Once booted into Windows, a user must first press Control+Alt+Delete in order to get to the login screen. Once at the login screen, users may enter their AESHS login credentials and begin using Microsoft Windows.

 

Use Windows When Booted in Windows

If a computer is already booted in Microsoft Windows, a user must first press Control+Alt+Delete in order to get to the login screen. Once at the login screen, users may enter their AESHS login credentials and begin using Microsoft Windows.

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Use macOS When Booted in Windows

If a computer is booted in Microsoft Windows, and a user wants to use OS X, the computer just needs to be restarted, and it will boot into OS X.

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Troubleshooting Tips

Q: What do I do if a computer needs to be in OS X, but it is booted into Windows, and when rebooted it still comes up in Windows?

A: Use Startup Manager to choose the startup disk (Note: The image below is a representation of what you will see when using Startup Manager).

  1. Turn on or restart your Mac.
  2. Immediately press and hold the Option key. After a few seconds, the Startup Manager appears. If you don't see the volume you want to use, wait a few moments for Startup Manager to finish scanning connected drives.
  3. Use your mouse or trackpad, or left and right arrow keys to select the volume you want to use.
  4. Double-click or press the Return key to start up your Mac from the volume you selected.

Note: Macintosh HD will boot OS X, Boot Camp will boot Windows.

  

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