Do you have the original disk?
by rlcato - 1/18/10 9:14 AM
In Reply to: Can I wipe a mac? by sportsstud35
If you do, just follow the instructions under 'Disk Utilities' in the toolbar and you'll be right. Once that's done, reload OS X. (You have no other choice - you MUST reload OS X.) Except filling out your name and info, do not load or open anything else. In the toolbar, click 'Help'. Type in 'Bootcamp'. Follow the instructions to the letter. (Since you hate Macs soo much, don't make it hard for yourself by opening windows and other programs.) Once you open 'Boot Camp Assistant', at the bottom, is a button that asks you to 'Print Installation & Setup Guide'. Click that and the info for making a print slides out. click 'OK'. Next, another page slides out showing you what you are about to print. In the lower left hand corner is a 'PDF' button. Click 'Save as PDF' and save it onto your Desk Top or a thumb drive IF you have one. DO NOT OPEN THE 'PDF' and DO NOT MAKE ANY PRINTS FROM THE MAC. Remove your thumb drive and plug it into another machine and make prints (14 pages) of the instructions and follow it to the letter. Click 'Cancel' and the 'Boot Camp Assistant' window is still there. Do not Quit, Shut Down or ANYTHING ELSE. Just close the lid on your Mac. By doing that, you're instantly putting it to sleep (or stand-by or hibernate or whatever MS calls it). Now 'READ THE INSTRUCTIONS' that you have printed to gear yourself up for what's next. When you think you're ready, open the lid and it's ready to go where you left off. (Amazing!!) Click 'Continue'...
You MUST have the 'original disk' to make it into a Windows Machine.
Please do not come back asking 'Why not open the 'PDF' or make prints or what have you from the Mac'? Those would be stupid questions from someone that hates Macs! Understand? Just follow the instructions and you shouldn't go wrong.
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