MBP has windows 7 need help with re-install of operating system

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blueduece2, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. blueduece2 macrumors newbie

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    MBP with windows 7, wife lost the password to access the MBP and since this is pretty much new just want to re-install windows 7 and overwrite the current info. I know all will be lost which I am ok with but when I restart with the windows 7 install disk in the computer it just goes to the password screen to access the desktop. How do I get it to load from the disk so I can reinstall windows 7?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Boot into os x use bootcamp assistant to deleted the windows partition, than make a new windows partition and reinstall windows
     
  3. blueduece2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if I am able to boot into OS X as I only show windows 7 when I look for other boot options. This MBP was purchased at a pawn shop with windows 7 already on it. How would I do this?
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    My bad I assumed it had both
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You probably need an OSx retail disk, then reboot from the DVD and re-install from there.
     

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