Install windows 7 on a MAC BUT the disk is already formated

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kotsapas, May 26, 2012.

  1. kotsapas macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys
    I need your help
    I have an older mac that was given to me..
    the problem was that it was stuck! it would load and go on the background screen and then.. the only thing you could do was move around the mouse and when you clicked something..(anything)..nothing would happen..
    SO
    i literary took out the hard drive > formatted it into NTFS > and put it back in the MAC > thennnnnn i was planning to....
    insert a usb or a CD with windows 7..and simply install windows on the mac..

    BUT..(there is always a BUT)

    when i turned on the MAC with the CD & USB already in the mac..the mac would go into a white screen with a flashing rectangular shape with a quastionmark in it...


    SO my question is..how can i install Windows 7 on this MAC having a formatted/empty drive? i do not have MAC operating system CD or something..just a CD/USB with windows 7

    Any help is appreciated
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You will need to install OSX and run the BootCamp Assistant in order to install Win7
     
  3. kotsapas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the prompt reply
    I was afraid that this was the only solution.. :/

    ok then..can you guide me how to do that?
    (i am a bit clueless when it comes to macs)
    to be honest i would prefer having this working as mac rather than a PC..

    This is a rather old MAC..and as informed from the previous owner it used to have tiger OS..(been told that lion could not be supported)
    So i need to do a fresh install of tiger OS..
    emmmm..HOW? :p
    can i download them somehow?

    AGAIN THANKS A LOT
     
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  5. kotsapas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i think i got it..thanks
    will try and install tomorrow..
    i wil llet you know how it goes..

    i suppose the installation DVD will boot automatically as soon as i turn on the MAc yeah? and then guide me through the process
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    If it does not, hold down the C key right after the startup sound chimes.
     
  7. kotsapas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok..will do
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You need to first determine what Mac this is
    If it is that old, it may not run Snow Leopard or be able to utilize Bootcamp
     

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