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    force MBP to start in Mac Os (not in windows)
    Hey,

    I've tried to install windows xp on my MBP, and this did not work.
    (only Windows 7 and vista work on MBP)

    Problem is i've devided my Hard disk in 2 parts. (200Gb windows, 240Gb mac)

    When i restart my computer it always opens in windows. And i want to detele this partition but i dont know how.

    I've tried the X-, option-, alt-button during the restart of the PC but this doesnt work either.

    When i right click on 'my computer', take 'control' you can choose control patitions. I see one partition (240Gb; so my MBP) but it says: unknown partition so i cant mark this as primary.

    Hope someone can help me out
    Need a fast solution because i can't use my Computer atm.

    THX

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    Welcome to Mac-Forums amaryllida

    First off just to clear things up you can install Windows XP but there are rules to this, you need a retail copy of XP and it has to include Service Pack 2 or higher.

    OK to boot into your mac side turn on your MBP and hold the "alt" button just after you hear the chime until you are met with a menu where you can choose to boot into OSX.
    Once booted into OSX you can then navigate to Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp in Boot Camp you can then delete the Boot Camp partition and have all the space back for your OSX partition.

    Hope this helps

    - Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    Welcome to Mac-Forums amaryllida

    First off just to clear things up you can install Windows XP but there are rules to this, you need a retail copy of XP and it has to include Service Pack 2 or higher.

    OK to boot into your mac side turn on your MBP and hold the "alt" button just after you hear the chime until you are met with a menu where you can choose to boot into OSX.
    Once booted into OSX you can then navigate to Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp in Boot Camp you can then delete the Boot Camp partition and have all the space back for your OSX partition.

    Hope this helps

    - Simon


    WOW just found this out myself ^^ the last option i had.
    Thanks anyway for your very fast reply.

    I have an original CD of WinXP but it's one from 2002 so it has SP 1. I couldn't install SP2 or 3 on the MBP (always an error :s) so i was really desperate.

    After hours looking on internet finaly found it ^^

    like you said:
    insert your original OSX cd, press C during reboot and it's fixed ^^

    thx again!

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    No problem at all, i'm just glad you got it sorted out

    - Simon

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