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Help! MBP won't boot to CD


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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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