Installed windows and now can't find OS X??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by superman4388, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. superman4388 macrumors member

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    I have no clue what my friend did, apparently downloaded windows 7 and installed it on his mac somehow and now all it does is boot in windows..

    I haven't looked at it yet and he's bringing it around tonight.

    I told him to hold the "option" key on start up and he says the only option he has is windows..

    Has anyone heard of this before?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If the only option is Windows when he holds the option key while booting, then he likely overwrote the OSX partition with Windows
     
  3. superman4388 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats what I figured, so there's no hope for his old files then correct?

    Just reinstall OS X and then boot camp a partition for his windows OS?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That's what it sounds like
    But you should take a close look at it yourself and see
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Check the size of the Windows 7 partition too to see if it is as big as the whole drive or not.

    Finally, before you do it again, make sure that the install CD isn't some sort of "recovery" or "restore" disk that will do this again.

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