Windows and OS X both run well on my MacBook Pro.
Is there a method to place an alias to "Boot to Windows" that will 'Boot to windows without much more fuss.
I want to replaces the sequence of 'System Preferences' -> 'Startup Disk' , Select Windows Partition, Press "Reboot", confirm ... on the OS X side, and the similar dance and song in Windows XP with on simple button cleck .. ok, I'd accept or even appreciate one (1!) confirmation dialog...
I know about pressing the command key at boot time .. but I'd rather go and grab some coffee than baby sit a boot process.
EDIT here's the solution I arrived at thanks to benjamin-schollnick
I downloaded, unzipped and opened WinRestart in AppleScriptEditor.
It contains two lines of code::
do shell script "bless -mount /Volumes/[*BootCampPartition's Name goes here*]/ -legacy -setBoot -nextonly" with administrator privileges do shell script "shutdown -r now" with administrator privileges
I then opened the Finder and navigated to /Volumes (press cotrol-shift-g, then type /Volumes) to find my BootCamp partition's name (StiefelLager , silly German litteral translation af "Boot" and "Camp") and replaced the [*BootCampPartition's Name goes here*] from the script above with that name. My script now reads (2 lines!):
do shell script "bless -mount /Volumes/StiefelLager/ -legacy -setBoot -nextonly" with administrator privileges do shell script "shutdown -r now" with administrator privileges
Saving the file to a now name converted it from the 'old' fromat to something current.
Not quite a one click solution (I have to click run, then type my password), but much easier than what I had to do before.