I need some serious help quickly regarding bootcamp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fetusar, May 25, 2011.

  1. fetusar macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    Hello, I recently installed Windows 2000 in bootcamp. When I opened the bootcamp assistant it gave me two options as apposed to just automatically going to a partion screen. I don't know why, nor do I know why it installed windows XP when I had put in Windows 2000. All of this aside, when I ran bootcamp it took a mere 15 minutes for it all to be finished and running windows xp. When it finished loading the desktop I noticed I had no internet. I did a couple searches on the interwebs and found I had to install the drivers to enable the network for airport and whatever. I could not get it to work, so naturally I gave up and tried to go back to MAc Os and I didn't know how. I put in the Mac Os x snow leopard disc in an reinstalling the os but it kept saying things about another computer's disc. I really know nothing about this at all and I was doind this as a surprise for my dad who wanted windows on the mac. HE was extremely angry when he couldnt find his files (which are alot, adresses, photos, movies, resumes) Is there any way someone could help me reinstall mac os x and retrieve all the files that were on it? I *REALLY* need your help, please. Thank you so much.
  2. Barnzee macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Hold down the option key when turning on the comuter and it will give you the option to choose what os to boot into.

    Also all the drivers you need for windows are on the osx install disc. just pop it in when you are running windows
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    I may be wrong, but does Apple Support anything older than Vista in Bootcamp now? I thought I read somewhere that bootcamp drivers are no longer updated for XP, etc.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    2000 is not supported, why would you want such an ancient OS though.

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