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Default Need to reformat Hackintosh OS X and reinstall XP - 01-19-2010, 05:48 PM

I have sold me Dell Mini 9 and need to reformat the drive. It is running OSX right now.
How do I boot from an XP CD and repartition and format the Hard drive?

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Default 01-19-2010, 06:36 PM

Assuming you have a usb DVD/CD player, enable legacy usb support in BIOS and then select usb as the first boot option. Then do a restart with the XP restoration CD or DVD in the drive. That should work.

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Default 01-19-2010, 07:30 PM

thank you, that was it. I knew it had to be something stupid on my part.
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Default 03-20-2010, 04:20 AM

What do you do next? I really need to un-hackintosh but can't find any guides and don't have the technical knowledge.
Thanks for your help.
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Default 04-19-2011, 10:44 PM

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What do you do next? I really need to un-hackintosh but can't find any guides and don't have the technical knowledge.
Thanks for your help.
I'm in the same boat. Can anyone spread some knowledge?
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Default 04-20-2011, 01:03 AM

Boot the XP install CD and select a "custom" (I think that's what it's called) install this gives you the option of deleting partitions. Delete all partitions and then select the unformatted space for the installation.


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