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MAC issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Haroon Mustafa, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Haroon Mustafa

    Haroon Mustafa Byte Poster

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    Hi

    I have a MacBook pro

    I took the hard drive out and put windows on it using my windows PC.

    I then put the hard drive back into the Macbook pro and the screen came up with a question mark.

    I am stuck. Any solutions or advice.

    All support welcome! :)
     
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  2. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    It may be something to do with the partition table that you've used.

    I would suggest re-installing Mac OS using the built-in recovery. Press Option+R after the startup chime or Command+R and then using Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows.
     
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  3. Haroon Mustafa

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    Afraid that doesn't work.

    Is there any chance of having Windows on that mac? I can reinstall Windows on the hard drive if I have to.

    I just don't have any mac os x discs..
     
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  4. BB88

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    Depending on the age of the Mac, it should have Internet Recovery allowing you to re-install Mac OS and then installing Windows via Boot Camp Assistant.
     
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  5. zxspectrum

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    I don't know why you have done it this way. You could have left your mac alone and used VMware fusion to run windows in a virtual machine.

    That would have been easier overall

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  6. Juelz

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    I have to agree with Ed,not sure why you have chosen to do this in this way tbh.. Hopefully you can recover the original OS.. Wondering if its possible to create a bootable mac OS image to USB to rectify your issue? My Mac was too expensive for me to do anything with it than the bare basics, I have it warrantied to the max.. Any upgrades I will get the store to do it tbh.
     
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  7. Haroon Mustafa

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Can i use image the usb on a windows machine then install a os on MAC?
     
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    well thats the thing I am unsure about.. i dunno how you would get the image file to begin with tbh as I believe you can only get it from the apple mac store.. Unless you know someone with a mac who can create the image for you?
     
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