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How to boot to Windows without interactions on Chameleon?

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Hey Guys,


I have got a litte question. I have a dual-boot system with OSX Mavericks and Windows 8.1. If I start my Computer it boots automatically into OSX if I don't press anything in the Chameleon Bootloader. Now I am not at home and I am remoting my Computer . Is there a way to boot to Windows when I am on Mac OS X without having to press something in Chameleon?



I found an App on Hackstore one day where it said "Click to boot to Windows" but it couldnt find my Windows partition. I am looking for something like this.


Would be great if someone can help me!



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I quit booting from Hard Drive , I use a usb drive. set the bios to boot usb first.

doubt this will work for you?



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No, but you can do this with clover. Pretty sure windows needs to be installed in uefi mode though.



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Depends really on how you set up your installation.

The way it looks, there's nothing you can do other than:
1. Press anything before Chameleon boots
2. USB Boot
3. Tinker with your MBR (bad idea) or run windows setup to recover your windows bootloader.
4. Install 3rd party boot managers.

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None of the above. He does not need to recover his Windows bootloader. Read the first post again, none of your suggestions are actually useful to him.

He needs a solution that lets him select which OS to boot into from inside either Windows or OS X because although he is able to wake his PC remotely, he cannot do anything on it until it's running an OS.


Remotely, I suppose he could let it boot into OS X and then edit org.chameleon.Boot.plist so that Chameleon boots Windows by default instead of OS X.

But then he'd be stuck in Windows until he gets home, unless he has a way to access org.chameleon.Boot.plist from within Windows.


And then there's this..and a pretty cool hack it is too: http://www.insanelym...-on-hackintosh/

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