Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2012
    No mac os x on macbook only windows
    Hi. Here is a situation. I got a macbook pro. it has only windows which took 50 gb off 150 gb. Mac os x wasnt there to begin with. so i tried to install it with the install cd by holding C button. i got to the menu and followed the steps but after 100% of installation it gave me mistake and now i cant reach windows and cant retry installation of mac os cuz it saysyou cannot install mac os x on this volume. to enble installation on this volume open Disk Utility and rrepartition this disk as "GUID Partion table" and i have no idea how to do it i just simply cant find the way. so the bottom line is how to get rid of windows get backk all 150 gb and install Mac os back. thanks a lot

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Helps if you tell us what OS X you are trying to install and the model MBP. If it is a reasonable new machine, July 2011 onwards, the only operating system it may install is Lion. Earlier models will install Snow Leopard and maybe Leopard.

    Then you need a retail install DVD of the operating system and not discs from another machine. You boot from the disc holding down 'C', going into Disk Utility formatting the drive, into Partition and under Options selecting GUID scheme. This of course wipes Windows from the machine and you need to use Bootcamp in Utilities and an unactivated Windows disc to do the install.

    When you purchased the MBP the install discs should have come with it, alas some sellers grab an extra buck selling on eBay and such. Also it had Windows on it, you should have received the Windows disc otherwise it is there illegally.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New Macbook Pro user - migrate from windows to mac
    By david71 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-27-2013, 12:33 PM
  2. How do I access Mac files on external HD from Windows PC? Macbook Pro died!
    By tigressdivinity in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-01-2013, 11:10 PM
  3. Macbook pro deleted mac hdd but not windows partition??
    By briscola7 in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2011, 05:20 AM
  4. MAC OS & Windows 7; on MacBook
    By fncos in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-26-2009, 10:21 AM
  5. Mac Newbie: Need help activating my windows xp on new Macbook
    By kennyleejx in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-06-2008, 05:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts