Think I made a huge mistake with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JRD2, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. JRD2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    Running a Macbook Pro that I recently obtained for free through a friend. Not a Mac person so I wanted to install Windows through Bootcamp. I partitioned the drive and tried to proceed but I got some error message saying that Windows could not install to the drive partition (something about can only install to NTFS format, I think). While obviously a bad decision in retrospect, I noted that it gave me the option to reformat the partition and proceed, so I chose that. Obviously, this wiped the Bootcamp software from the partition. I was able to install Windows 7, but now the computer does not work very well because it didn't install the Apple driver package, and I'm also unable to boot into OSX-- I don't have the Bootcamp utilities in Windows and when I restart the computer it goes straight into Windows 7 without giving me an option to load OSX. I'm fairly confident that I only reformatted the partitioned part of the drive so the Mac software should still be there-- anyone have an idea how to get it to load into OSX so I can delete this Windows installation and start over?
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Hold the option/alt key right after the "dooon" boot sound.
    it gives you an option to choose your boot drive.
    Then just select OSX.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Installation of the drivers is done AFTER Windows is done installing, what you're seeing is perfectly normal.

    The bootcamp assistant should've asked you to download and save the necessary drivers onto a USB thumb drive, just run the .exe on that thumb drive and go grab a coffee, once it's done everything'll have been installed correctly.

    This is all explained white on black when you bother actually reading the prompts on the bootcamp assistant.

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