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    WIndows installtion mistake
    I forgot to format my windows partition in NTFS format. ANd i went ahead and installed it now it keeps on booting into windows installation how can i go back to mac?"

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    A. Head for the Bootcamp icon on the task bar and select reboot to OSX.

    B. Re-boot hlding down the option key until you see the boot menu and then select OSX.
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    i dont have a bootcamp icon its just the windows vista ultimate installtion process like it ask for product key

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    I'm not sure I understand what's going on? If you installed or attempted to install Vista, there is no way it would install unless the partition was formatted to NTFS. Neither Vista nor Windows 7 can be installed on any other file system except NTFS.

    If the machine is booting into Windows, then the partition must be formatted as NTFS.

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    its not booting into windows vista but windows vista insatllation process
    like when u reboot u start the installtion but i difnt format it so it wont install so now i need to go back to mac to format it in ntfs format how can i do this? it keeps going abck to windows installation

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    OK. Reboot the machine and as soon as you hear the POST chime hold down the OPTION key. Then choose your MacIntosh HD to boot from. As soon as you're back in OS X, open System Preferences, Startup Disk, and select your MacIntosh HD as the default.

    Let us know if that worked.

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    YES IT WORKED THX ALOT but now how can i format back to NTFS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacUser69 View Post
    YES IT WORKED THX ALOT but now how can i format back to NTFS?
    Boot from your windows CD by holding down C when you boot. Before the windows installation starts you should have an option to format the drive (and it will format into NTFS).

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    i did hold down c but nothing happened and it just froze now it keeps on booting into windows installation even when i hold option wat can i do?

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    its ok i just rebooted it now its installing vista but taking a while thx for the help

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