Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've just install Windows 8 on my iMac using bootcamp and now when I restart my machine Windows 8 starts but there doesn't seem to be an obvious way of starting OSX again.

Is there a keyboard key I need to hold down during start up that will allow me to boot back into OSX?

share|improve this question
Part of the problem is that Windows 8 is not officially supported by Boot Camp at this time: of course how to install and use Windows 8 through Boot Camp is well documented:… – Ramhound Jan 30 '13 at 12:05

All one has to do is tell Windows 8 to restart and then hold down the Option key. On restarting, this will bring up a boot OS menu which allows one to select the OSX boot drive.

share|improve this answer
Note that it still possible that Windows installation broke your OSX boot partition. In that case you simply need to boot on a restoration partition or on an OSX DVD and do a dick verification/reparation. It will update your boot partition and restore OSX boot. – Dimillian Jan 30 '13 at 13:11
@Dimillian77: Hmm, I wonder how exactly "dick verification" works? ;) – Karan Jan 30 '13 at 18:46

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .