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    Installing OS X after Windows 7

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    Installing OS X after Windows 7
    I am ready to dive into the Mac world a not look back! I'm a previous PC user and looking for a used Mac.

    Found a good deal with one 'catch' - he can't seem to get OS X back on. I consider myself slightly more tech savvy then the average person (or maybe my computer-illiterate husband makes me feel good!)
    Here is part of his ad:
    "I tried downloading windows7 and deleted all the partions. Now I am stuck with just windows 7 ultimate and can't get any apple stuff to come up. It runs window 7 perfect and very fast. Maybe someone with apple skills could get os 10..6.2 back on."

    Think this is doable? Seems he just deleted the 'Mac partition' but I've done a bit of research and it seems like I could completely wipe the HD and reinstall OS X. Since it's going to be new to me I don't worry about saving any data or saving Windows 7, just want a clean install of OS X.

    Don't mind spending an hour or few fixing it to save a few hundred bucks!
    Thanks guys!

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    Installing OS X after Windows 7

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    Yep, if he's got the install discs and you get them with the new machine...

    Turn it on in Win 7. Insert OS X install DVD. Turn off computer. Power up and hold the C key (do not let go, it will take a long time to boot from the disc) until it gives you the installation screen. I'd choose Disk Utility from the "Utilities" menu and wipe the disk of Win 7 entirely. Then proceed with OS X installation.

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    Installing OS X after Windows 7

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    Thanks!

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    Installing OS X after Windows 7

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    Any time.

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