Screwed up my mini with bootcamp HELP!

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  1. Droidrage729 macrumors 6502

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    Ok so I used bootcamp partitioned the drive and installed windows 10. Everything went fine however now I'm stuck on windows.. I get no option to chose my disk. I've tried holding every key configuration to get it to boot recovery.I can get into windows recovery but that doesn't help me at all. It will not boot to the USB I have because it formatted for mac. I was able to go to disk utility and see that my partition is still there I just can't access it. If anyone can help or at least lead me the way to formatting the disk and reinstalling os x that would be fine at this point.
     
  2. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Did you install the boot camp software? If so click the up arrow by the clock then click the Boot Camp icon (black diamond) select boot camp control panel, startup disk click on OSX, click apply then OK reboot.

    The alternate is to reboot and hold the option key and a boot menu will load.
     
  3. Droidrage729 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did on os x nothing on eh does and there's no option there either
     
  4. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    If you look on the USB drive you used to install Windows does it have the Boot Camp drivers if so install them.
     
  5. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    If I use a USB 3.0 jump drive to install windows on my iMac (I understand you have a mini) it wont install the Windows drivers on first boot it only works correctly if I use a USB 2.0 jump drive.
     
  6. Droidrage729 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No drivers on the Junp drive anywhere I can download and install them?
     
  7. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can. I can help you look for them if you want but you probably need your mini model number.
     
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Edit:

    Provided your mini is supported. Just wondering were you able to get back into OSX by rebooting and holding down the option key?
     
  9. Droidrage729 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I wasn't able to at all. I have a newer mini I can imagine it not being supported. I should have used parallels like I planned. My computer is forked. The resolution on Windows it distorted so I can't even make sure of the Windows os I have even with tweaking it. Not sure what went wrong I did my homework prior to and followed the proper steps.
     
  10. Droidrage729 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it going thank you for your help. I was able to boot into OS X recovery by switching my keyboard out. Deleted that terrible Windows partition and booted back into OS X.
     
  11. zone23, Oct 23, 2015
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    zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Okay well I can help you with all that if you want. TBO just removing windows really wasn't what you wanted I don't think. If you want to start over and you need help just let me know I would be glad to assist. I just went through this whole presses and feel I'm pretty knowledgeable about it now, not to toot my own horn. FYI if you are using windows 10 free upgrade you will need to go through a whole process in order to activate it in Boot Camp and OS X its a pain. Well let me know would be happy to help.

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    I was wondering what kind of keyboard you were using.
     
  12. Droidrage729 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I'm going to go the route of the parallels app makes for sense for what I would be using it for. The keyboard is a sharkk wireless keyboard. It's a good keyboard but it has a big connection delay.
     
  13. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    So you aren't going to use Boot Camp then? I use windows 10 and parallels with a boot camp partition that way if I need extra horse power or a direct connection to a USB device I can boot directly into windows. Plus I have some apps / games that work best in boot camp. If your using a windows 10 upgrade though its a bit of a hassle now with windows new activation junk. But if your all good then I guess we are done. If you ever need any help or have questions feel free to send me a PM I'm glad to help if I can.
     
  14. Droidrage729 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes parallels is plenty for what I would be using it for I will thanks again!
     

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