Windows 7 BootCamp Install Gone Way Wrong!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jchowder, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. jchowder macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, I'm in need of some serious n00b help. For years I've been a major PC Power User, and now I bought my first iMac. I was trying to install my Windows 7 through bootcamp, downloaded the correct files, let bootcamp do it's thing. I allocated my HD, allotting 50GB for Windows 7. Then it prompted me to insert the disc and restart to install Windows 7 to the newly allocated drive (50GB).

    Then after rebooting, the familiar Windows install screen popped up. It asked me where I wanted to install the Windows OS. I saw the allocated HD of 49.5GB that said BOOTCAMP. However, it wouldn't let me hit NEXT on it to install. So, I figured, I could simply format THAT allocated HD space, then install. Which I did, and it worked. Then it booted up in Windows. Now that I'm in Windows, none of the drivers work. And every time I boot up, it defaults to the Windows side. I know that my OSX allocation is somewhere in there, but I can't figure out how to access it????? Plllease help. Lots of photos and media in there that are irreplaceable.

    Thanks in advance! ;)
     
  2. jchowder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Woohoo! Figured it out I think. Hold option to select your booting partition? Now another question. How the heck do I get all of my drivers installed on the Windows 7 side???
     
  3. johnhw macrumors 6502

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    Insert the disk (Mac OS) that came with your Mac. It should install the bootcamp drivers..
     
  4. ppc_michael Guest

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    Your OS X disc contains the drivers you need for Windows, so just pop that in and I think it will autorun.

    As for the boot partition, you can choose the default boot partition in the "Startup Disk" control panel (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac).
     

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