Help on installing my OSX back after I screwed up on bootcamp windows 7

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JoeJITSU, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. JoeJITSU macrumors member

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    ok, I can't get windows 7 bootcamp on mine plus I have the keyboard not working, sound, etc.... Something about it doesnt support 64bit. NOw I just want to get my OSX 10.5 running again. I get a white screen for about 3o seconds then windows pops up. My boot disc is in there and dont know what Im suppose to do to just get a clean install of my 10.5. I have a IMAC 24" 3.06ghz duo with 1Tb drive. Thanks
     
  2. WeegieMac Guest

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    I thought Windows 7 was as yet not officially supported by Apple for use with Boot Camp.

    The drivers on the Snow Leopard/Leopard DVD are for Vista/XP.

    To get back into OS X either hold down the Option key or the Menu button on your Apple remote while booting up the machine. You'll get shown two drive icons, one OS X and the other Windows. Boot into OS X, go to Utilities, and open the Boot Camp assistant. Select the option to restore your OS X partition and OS X will delete the Windows partition on the spot and restore the space to your hard drives free space.

    You won't need to do a fresh installation of Mac OS X.
     
  3. JoeJITSU thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks....DONE!
    :)
     
  4. joeeey macrumors member

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    No problem, glad to help. :)
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Windows 7 works fine with Boot Camp although it's not yet officially supported. The biggest hassle comes during the install when the video out port of the 27" iMac is recognized as the main display and it ends in a black screen. There are many tutorials on how to boot to safe mode and remove the offending driver files to finish the install. Do a search.

    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 in Boot Camp with Snow Leopard on my i7 and it runs flawlessly.
     

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