I installed windows over Mac OS X

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  1. jdbowerman macrumors newbie

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    I installed windows xp on my macbook, only problem is I installed Windows over mac os x. So now when i turn on my macbook it loads windows xp from the start and the right click button and the eject button on the keyboard dont work. So now i am trying to reinstall mac os x and i cant find my os x disc, so i have leopard on a flash drive and i cant install it, and i have mac os 8 so i was going to try and install that and then open my flash drive and install leopard, but it wont boot, I help every button on start up and nothing works. HELP ME PLEASE
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Call Apple and ask for replacement OS discs. Or go get SL. :)
     
  3. jdbowerman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SL?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Snow Leopard.
     
  5. Yaris macrumors regular

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    SL = Snow Leopard

    You have a MacBook? No wonder your OS 8 disk doesn't boot lol.
     
  6. jdbowerman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh lol, sorry i am new to mac. The OS 8 disc not booting. Its because of the intel?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it will never boot.
     
  8. jdbowerman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I download leopard will it boot the same as a retail?
     
  9. Snakehn macrumors newbie

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    watch it, can't discuss about illegal downloads here bro LOL
     
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  11. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    just get snow leopard! its only $29 + applicable tax
     
  12. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Go buy a disk.
     
  13. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

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    I don't want to be super obvious or something but are you holding down the option key as soon as you hear the chime at start up? Just making sure
     
  14. creon macrumors 6502

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    Mods jumped on that faster than a monkey on a banana. :cool:
     

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