Mac OSX instead of windows xp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dnfain, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. dnfain macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    I got yesterday a second hand mac book pro.
    It has a windows xp installd but not Mac OSX and there is`nt bootcamp.

    how can i install mac osx instead of the windows xp?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    First thing to do is to post the exact model of your Mac....Then call Apple who will provide you with install disks ( if it has an optical drive)

    Otherwise, you can erase the existing Windows partition using Disk Utility, then downloading a copy of OSX from the internet.

    It all depends on how old your Mac is as to which version it will support.

    Some more help here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5943?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  3. dnfain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cant get to the disk utility beacuse the mac os x is not installed at all
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Does the Mac have an optical drive? If so, disks are available from Apple...be careful to buy the right ones though...the grey install media that was supplied with older Macs is model specific.
     
  5. dnfain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already tried the original cd and nothing.
    I doesnt boot into the install cd
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Are you holding down the right keys on boot up?:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1533

    Link above shows all combinations for all models.
     

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