macbook.. bought with win7

hamishtaylor

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Nov 26, 2011
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Hi all,

DISCLOSURE... I am PC not Mac and am turning to the light.....

IsuueI has is I recently bought a mac book on eBay, yeah whoooops, and it arrived with boot camp installed, win7 and no Mac OS. How can I fix this? ie were can I DL OS and how do I burn it so the Mac will reconise?

Thanks,

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hamishtaylor

macrumors newbie
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Nov 26, 2011
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Ok so I found a nice torrent with various OsX, some software called transMac and a DL disc... installing Snow leopard as I type...

I'll be boot camping this device again once it's installed.

To help myself later I partitioned 100Gb for Mac Os and 150Gb for Win XP.

Anyone suggest anything different?

Thanks,
 

johnhurley

macrumors 6502a
Aug 29, 2011
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Ok so I found a nice torrent with various OsX, some software called transMac and a DL disc... installing Snow leopard as I type...

I'll be boot camping this device again once it's installed.

To help myself later I partitioned 100Gb for Mac Os and 150Gb for Win XP.

Anyone suggest anything different?

Thanks,
Initially you setup the whole disk with mac os x and only after the system is installed do you setup your bootcamp partition ( using the bootcamp assistant ).

The sizing seems reasonable. What you want to avoid is later after the fact trying to resize your windows partition it can get really ugly.

Any particular reasons you don't want to just go with Lion and win 7?
 

hamishtaylor

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 26, 2011
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I'll be going lion l8r but I only need xp and I own it already so no real point in win 7. I only need win for one application so not really worried about ever resizing. I actually ended up reducing the ntfs partition to 50. Most of the time I'll be in osx.
 
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