OS X - Boot Problems

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So recently I went ahead and got an SSD hard drive - installed it in my Early 2009 iMac and everything worked fine. I then decided to give bootcamp a try and partition out the SSD following the directions of bootcamp. As I got to the installation of windows 7 professional i noticed the cd I had in there was an upgrade cd not the whole cd so the product key didn't work. I shut down the computer got the cd out by using the clicking of the mouse button trick and ordered the full version of windows 7 prof. Well needless to say this didn't work out. The computer wasn't booting properly after that so I decided to take out the hard drive and reformat it on my macbook pro by removing the partition and then erasing the whole hard drive. When I went to go boot up the hard drive and reinstall Yosemite the options to boot off the USB isn't working. I tried the Option key and Command R and nothing seems to be working. All the computer does is start off in the Grey Screen and then moves to the Black screen with a blinking ticker on the top left side of the screen. I need help getting my computer back to where it was and using OS X again. HELP
 

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Not sure I understand which Windows 7 DVD you have? My Windows 7 upgrade DVD (which contains both 32 and 64 bit versions) works just fine. The idea is to install Windows 7 and not activate it. Then, install it again over itself and it will activate just like a full version.

You didn't remove Boot Camp properly which may be the reason why you're having all the problems. You're supposed to remove the Boot Camp partition by using the Boot Camp assistant from OS X. That would have restored everything back to normal.

You probably need to install Yosemite by doing an Internet recovery.
 

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