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    Help! MBP won't boot to CD

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    Help! MBP won't boot to CD
    I have a barely used 17 in Macbook Pro that unfortunately has windows XP as the only OS. I'm trying to boot straight to my OS X CD but the C key will not make that happen. I have also reset the PRAM/NVRAM to no avail. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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    Help! MBP won't boot to CD
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    While in Windows insert the disc, go into the Boot Camp Control Panel, there's going to be a tab that says Startup Disc, open that. The OS X disc should be listed, if it is, select it and restart your computer.
    "No. No, Mother, I have not been drinking. No. No. These two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me. No, they didn't give me a chaser."

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    Help! MBP won't boot to CD

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    Part of the problem is that it's not using bootcamp, there's just one partition and it's all Windows XP. I'm learning as I go here...

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    Help! MBP won't boot to CD
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    So you never even had Boot Camp installed in the first place? You could still try installing the Boot Camp drivers (as I assume you would have to have had on there for the hardware to work properly), and then try what I suggested in my previous reply.
    "No. No, Mother, I have not been drinking. No. No. These two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me. No, they didn't give me a chaser."

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    Help! MBP won't boot to CD
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    Try holding down the option key when you start it with the disc in the drive. It should give you different boot options, just choose the OSX Install DVD

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