oops erased osx now vista only mbp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lsmith1976, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. lsmith1976 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    If anybody could assist me it would be appreciated, a friend of mine brought over a nice shiny mac book pro. it booted up to windows i did not see an option to boot osx, so iinstalled a clean install of windows xp sp2 erasing everything but the new install of xp. ooops now that i know what i got i would like to reinstall osx but don't know how can anybody help
    thank you
    windows user but interested in osx
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    OS X must be installed BEFORE Windows for the two to co-exist.

    Time to wipe and start again, I'm afraid.
  3. lsmith1976 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    okay so zero fill drive do i leave raw or format it i know that osx doesn't use ntfs fat or fat 32 correct?
    also i have been trying to download osx install disc off the net
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Format it HFS+. Then you'll be able to reinstall OS X. Also, once you've gotten everything up and running again, download the Mac NTFS write support package so that you can write directly between your partitions. Well, not FROM the Vista side, but why would you do any real work there anyway? :D
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    You might as well leave it as unformatted, the OS X Disk Utility will format it correctly for you.

    We're not going to help you with downloading an install disk off the internet however, it's not legal and against forum rules. Your best bet would be to ask your friend who owns the Macbook Pro for the disks that came with it.

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