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I made a partition with Boot Camp on my wife's Macbook Pro and installed Windows, however after being installed I can not find the Boot Camp control panel.

I have looked in the control panel and the task bar. The program is simply not there. I can't get the Macbook to run OS X at all at this point, but can verify that the partition is only 40 GB in size. At this point, I don't care if I can get the partition working. I'm more worried about getting the OS X partition back up. I do not have a OS X install disk — the computer didn't come with one.

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First you should be able to boot into OS X if you press and hold the key just after pressing the power button.

For the Bootcamp control panel to appear, you should install the Bootcamp drivers from Apple. Run Boot Camp Assistant to get them or try these tips.

Also: More on Boot Camp.

  • I guess @iskra would be delighted if you would mark his answer with the little green arrow. – myhd Aug 30 '12 at 21:02
  • Yes I'll be happy like nobody) – iskra Aug 30 '12 at 21:23
  • @alex it's the Option key on a Mac keyboard or Alt on a Windows-style keyboard. – Ian C. Aug 19 '15 at 20:33

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