2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2012 9:13 PM by Soren Pearson
derrick5825 Level 1 (0 points)

someone has installed windows XP on my I-Mac and I can't log on as any user. What do I need to do?

iMac, Windows XP
  • John Galt Level 8 (46,000 points)

    Whomever installed XP on a Mac should simply be hung, but that won't help you. Users are created by a user with the privileges to do so. Same for Windows as it is for Macs.


    Try Startup Manager - hold an Option key as you restart the Mac. A selection of startup volumes will appear. If one of them resembles your old startup volume select it; hopefully "someone" did not delete your old OS X partition.


    If an OS X partition is not available, you will need to reinstall OS X from your original system installation DVD.

  • Soren Pearson Level 2 (165 points)



    What are you trying to do, startup in Mac OS X or Windows?


    When restarting, hold down the option key until you see a your hard drives and let go. You can click the drive to either boot into Mac OS X or Windows.


    Let me know how it goes.


    Hope this helps.