Macbook Bootcamp Problems!

Kickk2Krookk

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Jan 23, 2012
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I have an April 2010 White Macbook, and I recently installed Bootcamp using Windows 7 32bit. I have a problem with the Wi-Fi, it doesen't even reconize it. But that's the least of my concerns, I can't boot back into OSX Lion. Ive tried the option key but all that comes up is a lock. It looks like it wants me to type in a password but ive tried all of them. Any help would be great. :)
 

Beezzy

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Apr 23, 2011
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You need to go back into OSX Lion

1. Turn off you Mac, then reboot and hold down the option key, then select OSX to go back into your Mac OSX.

2. Go back into your Boot Camp Assistant and burn a copy of the Apple/Windows Drivers disk onto a blank DVD. Eject the disk when finished

3. Repeat step one except select Windows at the HDD screen.

4. Insert your Driver DVD and install.

5. Restart after install and you should be good to go.
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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Ive tried the option key but all that comes up is a lock.
1. Turn off you Mac, then reboot and hold down the option key, then select OSX to go back into your Mac OSX.
I missed the no WiFi bit, i.e. no Boot Camp Drivers, but you missed that Option doesn't currently work.

It may be worse than I feared. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1282557/ suggests that the RAM process no longer removes the Firmware password.

OP do you have a Genius Bar nearby?

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kpgh554

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Dec 29, 2011
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Read this thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1312593/ Can you switch which OS to boot to from within Windows?

You probably have a Firmware password set. You can clear it by removing some RAM from the system.

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if you have a recovery disc or boot disc does it boot from that if so in utilities there is a firmware reset prog. in it not sure how work as never used myself. but maybe someone more savvy might give a tip.
 

balamw

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Is that a shop?
Yes, sorry Apple Support within the Apple retail stores.

if you have a recovery disc or boot disc does it boot from that if so in utilities there is a firmware reset prog. in it not sure how work as never used myself. but maybe someone more savvy might give a tip.
I believe that is a chicken and egg problem. AFAIK Lion won't boot from the recovery partition or an external (since you can't hit Alt/Option or "C" etc...) without the password.

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