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Re: Installing windows XP
Push and hold "alt" or "option" on start up. It will bring up 2 folders, mac and windows. click mac to go back into that drive. Go to system prefs, then to drives and make your mac you primary drive so it defaults into mac on startup.
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Hi, by reading your question I am not sure if you are saying that when you load up Windows 7, nothing shows but a black screen or if your keyboard is not working. Well anyway I am going to try and help with both.
If you are getting a black screen when loading up, this is probably because your computer does not support Windows 7. In order to use Bootcamp and install Windows 7 you must be on Mac 10.6 and up or Snow Leopard. That is the only OS that supports Windows 7 and if you do have Mac 10.6 but you still have the black screen it is probably because the actual computer can't handle it or the drivers in the computer might not support it. I would say anything before 2005 will not be able to load Windows 7, but I am just taking a guess.
For my second solution dealing with your wireless keyboard, when you installed Windows 7, no drivers were installed because Windows does not support them yet. This is why your keyboard was blinking, it was looking for a connection because it was not connected to anything. When installing Windows 7 you will need a wired mouse and keyboard because your Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard is not yet pared with the computer. In order to install the drivers to make your keyboard work you need to load up Windows 7 by holding down the "option" key when turning on the iMac. Then once you select Windows 7, and it loads up to the desktop you need to insert your Mac reinstall CDs, then follow the on screen steps to install the drivers. From there you should be able to go into the control panel and add a wireless keyboard under the devices panel.
I hope this helps,
just connect both computers to the same router/hub. if mac is working then windows should work as well. on a wired network in windows xp and beyond, there is no set-up required. if it is not working, then perhaps you using a crossover cable (meant to connect 2 computers directly) instead of a regular ethernet cable.
1.: Find the disc that came with your iMac that says "iMac OS X Install DVD"
2.: Turn on your iMac
3.: Insert the disc into the SuperDrive
4.: Turn off your iMac
5.: Press down on the "Option" key on your keyboard, and keep it held down
6.: With your other hand, press the power button on the back of the iMac for 1-2 seconds
7.: A screen should come up with a picture of a hard drive, and a picture of a DVD
8.: Let go of the "Option" key
9.: Using your mouse, click on the arrow under the picture of a DVD
10.: Follow the on-screen instrustions, which will guide you through the process of re-installing OS X Leopard on your iMac
Recent OS X installation dvd's have the windows drivers for bootcamp bundled on them, in a special partition that will show up if you insert the disc while you're booted in windows. Install those, and odds are you'll get sound back.