BootChamp
BootChamp 1.5.3
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BootChamp is a small utility for quickly booting into Windows.

How is this different than selecting your Windows volume from within Startup Disk in System Preferences?

Well, using Startup Disk actually changes your startup disk permanently so that each time you restart, it boots into whatever you have selected. What this program is doing is the same thing that happens when you hold down Option at startup and select Windows. However, the app only requires a single click and your admin password, and then it restarts your computer into Windows without further
What's New
Version 1.5.3:
  • Fixed possible (rare) crash.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later



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BootChamp User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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ayushbhaira reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
Doesn't work for me since i updated to OSX 10.9.2
[Version 1.5.3]


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Claude Demierre reviewed on 26 Jan 2014
Very useful, I use it every day, switching to Windows for gaming! v1.5.2

OS X 10.9.1 / Win 7 Ultimate
[Version 1.5.2]

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sjhain replied on 27 Jan 2014
V. 1.5.3 is not working on my MBP 2008. It is indicated as damaged.
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Macguruguy replied on 28 Jan 2014
V 1.5.3 having same problem...file is damaged.
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kainjow (developer) replied on 28 Jan 2014
Hi, for those having issues with it begin damaged, please re-download it. The issue should be resolved.
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sjhain replied on 28 Jan 2014
Thanks very much for the issue prompt resolved. Now the V. 1.5.3 is well functioning
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Macguruguy replied on 28 Jan 2014
Fixed.
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cu1880 reviewed on 11 Aug 2013
This app is not working on my MacBook Air (2013 model) with Windows 8 installed using EFI. It just gives me an error after restart "No bootable device found. Press any key to restart." Booting into Windows works fine when choosing as startup disk in Mac OS or when holding down option key at startup.
[Version 1.5.1]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 11 Aug 2013
Have you tried contacting the developer about your problem? We have a link to his site at the top of the page, and his e-mail address is right there: kainjow@kainjow.com. Why don't you write to him and see if you can start some kind of troubleshooting rather than simply dissing his app with a one-star rating?
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cu1880 replied on 14 Aug 2013
I guess I meant to write this in troubleshooting. I can't edit delete this post though.
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THEE:LEE reviewed on 04 Jul 2013
Works great, not sure why this isn't an option by default from Apple!
[Version 1.5]


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Ironlung999 reviewed on 25 Nov 2012
Exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
[Version 1.4.1]


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Umaromc reviewed on 25 Oct 2012
This is the Mac version of Apple's Menu item for Windows to "Boot into Mac OS X".

Simple, works.

10.8.2/Win 7 Pro
[Version 1.4]


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kazo0 reviewed on 22 Oct 2012
Great app!

For anyone who had the "Authentication may have failed" error.. I had the same thing. The problem was that I had opened the application from the Downloads folder where the .zip file was. All I did was Quit Bootchamp, copy over the app file to the Applications folder and re-opened it from there. The application opened and gave me no error when I chose to boot into Windows.

Hope this help!
[Version 1.4]


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tastesliketim reviewed on 06 Oct 2012
Great little app, but when I use it to restart into Windows 7, the brightness controls (on the keyboard) don't work. However, the controls work when I manually restart and hold option to boot into my Windows partition. I can reproduce this multiple times.
[Version 1.4]


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allanhm reviewed on 23 Aug 2012
Brilliant- simple, well executed.

Thanks so much!
[Version 1.3]


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vahnx reviewed on 10 Aug 2012
It's obvious why Apple doesn't bundle this in. Thank's for doing what Apple doesn't! Works great on Mountain Lion.
[Version 1.3]


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DanielX1472 had trouble on 16 Apr 2014
I went to the boot champ help menu and it says the volume must be mounted and visible in finder. I am not sure what it means, which folder, I tried the applications folder but it won't work
[Version 1.5.3]


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Macguruguy had trouble on 28 Jan 2014
File won't launch after unzipping. Says file is damaged.
[Version 1.5.3]


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cu1880 had trouble on 14 Aug 2013
This app is not working on my MacBook Air (2013 model) with Windows 8 installed using EFI. It just gives me an error after restart "No bootable device found. Press any key to restart." Booting into Windows works fine when choosing as startup disk in Mac OS or when holding down option key at startup.
[Version 1.5.1]

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RobL7886 replied on 19 Nov 2013
I Have the exact same issue MBP 2013 mavericks booting to win 8.1 and get No bootable device found
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cu1880 replied on 19 Nov 2013
I spoke to Kevin (kainjow) about the problem back in August. He suspects it's an issue with the new hardware (most likely from Haswell CPU microarchitecture). He thinks the problem may resolve itself over future software updates. Until then we are SOL. =|
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B1GTED replied on 04 Apr 2014
Here it is April 2014 and this issue still exists. Same exact problem with my late 2013 Imac. No bootable device found when using bootchamp, but it works perfectly fine when using apples method of choosing startup disk.
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Goldyn Chyld had trouble on 30 Jan 2010
When I click "Restart into Windows" it will always ask me for my password. How to disable that? I really don't feel like entering my password every time - I would just like to click the "Restart into Windows" and that's it!
[Version 1.1]


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Spike-James had trouble on 11 Jan 2010
It works but sometimes it freezes my Macbook Pro and OSX10.6.2
[Version 1.1]


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The Did had trouble on 06 Aug 2009
It doesn't work with the MacPro Late 2009 Too...
[Version 1.0.2]


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ben_mc had trouble on 25 Aug 2008
Excellent idea...but when I try to restart into Windows I am told it cannot find my Boot Camp volume, even though it is on the same disk and I can see it on my desktop... Any idea what's going on?

I'm running Leopard 10.5.4 on an MBP with half my internal HD used for Windows XP SP3 via Boot Camp.
[Version 1.0]

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Kainjow Software (developer) replied on 25 Aug 2008
Hi, there is a known issue where it may not boot certain disks, and I'm trying to isolate the issue. Could you email me: kainjowATkainjowDOTcom - thanks!
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Kainjow Software (developer) replied on 26 Aug 2008
Hi, this has been fixed in the 1.0.1 version, which can be downloaded at the same location:
http://www.kainjow.com/downloads/BootChamp.zip

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Acuraice rated on 16 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



plastiq rated on 15 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.2]



CarlosCambra6779 rated on 21 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5.1]



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Acuraice rated on 04 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5]



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DJSquint rated on 04 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5]



Alex_1674624e rated on 21 Mar 2013

[Version 1.4.1]



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Macbond rated on 30 Oct 2012

[Version 1.4.1]



Hallowa1966 rated on 28 Feb 2012

[Version 1.3]



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skyvvalker rated on 17 Dec 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Macbond rated on 10 Dec 2011

[Version 1.2]


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Date:26 Jan 2014
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BootChamp is a small utility for quickly booting into Windows.

How is this different than selecting your Windows volume from within Startup Disk in System Preferences?

Well, using Startup Disk actually changes your startup disk permanently so that each time you restart, it boots into whatever you have selected. What this program is doing is the same thing that happens when you hold down Option at startup and select Windows. However, the app only requires a single click and your admin password, and then it restarts your computer into Windows without further input from you. It will not actually change your startup disk.


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