Tried to install XP without OSX install Disk.... Can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Arnthor, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Arnthor macrumors newbie

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    Ive come home from uni for the weekend and ive brought my Mac Book Pro with me and while i was here i thought id install XP on it. However i left my OSX install disk back at my room at uni, so instead i downloaded (what i belivie) to be the Bootcamp XP drivers that would be on the OSX installation disk.

    So ive used Bootcamp and partictind the drive (32GB) and installed XP. I have the Bootcamp XP drivers on my USB stick, however when i try to open or run then files it does nothing just absolutly nothing :mad: I think i should also mention that the XP disk i had already has everything updated to SP3.

    On top of that it gives me no option to boot back into OSX when i reset my MBP. Is there anyway to force it to boot back into OSX? When i get back to uni and insert my OSX install disk will it fix these problems?

    Thanks in advance, ive been pretty stupid today. :(
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You should be able to hold the option key when boot and get back to OSX

    If not, you've got bigger problems

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Arnthor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much! Itsnow booting into OSX :D Didn't know about that key. Once i get back to uni and put my OSX installation CD in will it install everything and fix it?
     
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