Installed Windows 7 doesn't boot up

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by PaoPao, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. PaoPao macrumors newbie

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    I have OS X and I have managed to install Windows 7 64 bits through bootcamp 2.01. I didn't manage to upgrade it to bootcamp 3 though as I think it's only available if you have Snow Leopard.
    Windows 7 worked fine but after I rebooted I didn't get the dual boot option meaning that I can see my partition but I cann't acces it anymore. Basically holding down option key doesn't work for me.

    Any suggestion on how I can boot into Windows again?

    thanks
    Pao
     
  2. sup3r1or macrumors regular

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    I would still suggest to try to update, as far as I know bootcamp 2.1 doesnt support windows 7, support for win 7 came with version 3.0

    but try this go to system preferences---> startup disk if you see Windows there, click on it then press restart on the right.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Yes W7 is only supported by Boot Camp 3.x and 3.x comes as part of Snow Leopard. However being that the upgrade is only $29 and you don't actually need to install Snow Leopard to obtain a legal license to the software and use the drivers just get it already.

    B
     
  4. PaoPao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I upgrade to Snow Leopard you think I should be ok or will I need to reformat and reinstall once I Mac OS is upgraded?
     
  5. PaoPao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't see Windows in Startup preferences, I guess I need to delete Windows partition, upgrade to SL and than reinstall.....exactly how I expected...

    thanks :)
     

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