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salymsalyba

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hi , i recently installed mac os hackintosh on my laptop , i format my hdd to mac os journaled so that mac os can work, but then i wanted to go back to windows , so when i put my windows installation dvd to install it , it says :
we couldnt find any drives ,load your driver and continue , i need help i cant install my windows .

my pc:

hp pavillion dv6 7080se
my hdd brand is toshiba ..
 

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rvcjew

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that is because windows does not understand the mac os journaled file system you need to go into the mac installer and then when it says to continue or pick disc go into disc utility at the top and format your drive as one partition and pick ms fat as the file system to do it as then in the windows installer you can delete and resize as you need. in the pics in options you want guid not master boot record since its windows 8.

boot+3+also.pngdisk-utilityscreensnapz002.jpgdisk-utilityscreensnapz003.jpg
 

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salymsalyba

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i didnt mention that i dont have my mac installation anymore : (
 

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Lee

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Get a copy of Linux and see if you can use that to create a fat32 disc. . .good luck
 

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salymsalyba

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Get a copy of Linux and see if you can use that to create a fat32 disc. . .good luck

ok i will try that ,thanks
 

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    insydeh2o
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    8 gb ddr3
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rvcjew

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you could always use parted magic if you can find a older iso of it or hirens boot cd and as stated any live distro of ubuntu or any linux with a updated disc utility would work.
 

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    Intel i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
    Memory
    32GB(4x8GB) DDR3 Team Xtreem 2666 @ 2400 CL10 10-12-12-31
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x MSI GTX 780 Twin Frozr OC 3GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PB278Q, HP 2311xi, UN46F7100AFXZA
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440p, 2x1080p
    Hard Drives
    256GB 840 PRO SSD
    10TB RAID 0 Array (Movies, Steam)
    6TB RAID 1 Array (Backups, Documents)
    3TB EXT Drive (Secure Backups)
    PSU
    Corsair AX760
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    IT Technician
    Case
    NZXT White Switch 810
    Cooling
    Block: XSPC Raystorm, RES/Pump: XSPC Bay res W/D5 Vario, RAD: XSPC RX360, 6xNF-F12's
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    Rosewill RK-9000 with MX Blue switches Logitech G15 Rev 2 (gutted for LCD)
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