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    Need guidance on fixing broken boot camp installation.
    Hi, so I installed Windows 7 64 bit on a 2008 iMac, I'm not sure if it's early/late/etc because I can't access the info for my Mac, as I can't boot into the OS X partition. I'm basically stuck on Windows.

    I don't see the Boot Camp icon, and I don't see any OS selection menu when I reboot. I was able to download some 32 bit drivers from Apple's support page, and those installed fine, but I guess Boot Camp itself won't install in Windows 7 because the 64 bit version of windows is not supported by Boot Camp 4.

    So, I was wondering if I could just wipe my Windows 7 partition somehow (not sure), and just boot back into my OS X partition. Is that possible? I know the partition is still there, I can see it in the Disk Management utility, so I know it's there, I just can't seem to access it.

    Any advice? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicken View Post
    Hi, so I installed Windows 7 64 bit on a 2008 iMac, I'm not sure if it's early/late/etc because I can't access the info for my Mac, as I can't boot into the OS X partition. I'm basically stuck on Windows.
    Have you tried pressing the "option" key on reboot? This should give you a choice of all bootable partitions on the HD.

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    That worked great, thanks! Only problem is now... I haven't logged in for so long that I forgot my password... heh...

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