Install OSX on MBP running only Windows 7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raphytaffy, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. raphytaffy macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hi all, I've inherited a MBP that only has Windows 7 installed on the internal HDD. I have the original OSX install disc that came with the laptop and I would like to wipe the HDD to install OSX back on the machine.

    How can I go about doing so? I know that holding Option only works for Bootcamp installs, so that won't work. I've tried holding C on startup and can't get it to boot to the DVD. It just goes loads Windows 7. Both the DVD and DVD are fine as I can access them from within Windows 7 to install Bootcamp Drivers.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Have you tried holding option? It works with a blank hard drive, and that's built into the EFI, so I don't see why it wouldn't work. Just make sure you hold it before the white screen appears, and the DVD will take a few seconds to show up.
  3. raphytaffy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I wasn't pressing C fast enough apparently. Got it to work, thanks!
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Who would install only windows 7 on a macbook? :mad:
  5. VeganHipster macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2011
    Macbooks are the best windows laptops, most definitely!
  6. raphytaffy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Whether you're being sarcastic or not, I agree. I'm only installing OSX to develop iOS apps. I'll be bootcamping back into Windows 7 as my primary partition.

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