Windows 8 install gone wrong

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ECUpirate44, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    I tried installing windows 8 onto a 20GB bootcamp partition just to try it out, but it went terribly wrong and now i'm in a bit of a mess. At this point, I just want my MBP back to the way it was, but I'm having a heck of a time. When I try to delete the partition through bootcamp assistant, I get an error message, and when I try to format the disc in disc utility, it doesn't even give me an option to erase. Help please!
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  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    you're booted into that partition. you only have 1 partition, a 500GB one.
     
  3. rippolighter159 macrumors newbie

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    I had the exact same problem a while back while installing 7. Reinstalling osx is the only thing you can do.

    So run a back up with time machine, insert OSX install disk, hold C (I think) while booting up to boot through the disk and once you get to the install page select disk utility and format your disk, then you can install osx again and restore with your back up.

    Good Luck
     

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