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Windows 7: Windows 7 + Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 in a Dual Boot

14 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 + Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 in a Dual Boot

Hello everybody.
I hope you do not delete this thread because it hasn't that much to do with Windows 7, but just look at it and see if you can help me

Ok, my situation is this: for my studies in Brussels, they all use mac os x. I have a compaq laptop with an upgrade from vista on it (so now Windows 7 ultimate). I do NOT want to buy a new macintosh laptop because i do not want to ruin my savers (like 900 euro's)...
So I bought my self a upgrade DVD (20 euro's) to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Is there any way I can just install that thing WITHOUT deleting my windows 7 (it has a lot of giveawayoftheday programs installed wich I use daily) so I do not want to lose them... and then set up a dual boot so I can just hit mac or windows?
My laptop is complex and i do not know a lot about computers...
Can you guys help me out?

Thx!

Martin


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14 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Martin,
Windows is based off of MBR as to were OsX is based of GUID boot loaders.
Your best bet is to use a VM.

And on the legal side your breaking the EULA for OsX it states that it can only be used on apple hardware + you are trying to perform a fresh install from an upgrade another legal issue.

G-Luck mate
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14 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Hello Martin, welcome to SevenForums!

Sorry to say but without downloading a modified distribution that supports installation to MBR Partitions.

OS X (Vanilla, Retail, whatever you'll call it) only supports installation to GUID Schemed hard drives. While things such as Windows or Ubuntu support GUID and MBR (MBR is default).

Feel free to contact me via Private Message for more information. I'm sure I could help you get what you want, just not publicly.
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14 Oct 2010   #4

 
 

why not install snow leopard as a guest OS on VirtualBox?
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14 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
why not install snow leopard as a guest OS on VirtualBox?
Last I checked you had to go through a bunch of hoops just to get it installed, let alone working (with VMWare and VirtualBox).

Plus, not everyone has the hardware to be able to use a virtualized Operating System reasonably well, or at all!
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14 Oct 2010   #6

 
 

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14 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Pusspa, thats against the rules of the forums to post that since it does indirectly promote piracy. Piracy does include Hackintosh machines. The eula reads someplace Im to lazy to read all several thousand lines again to find it, forbids the use of installation of the os onto any Hardware that's not produced by apple.
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14 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Pusspa, thats against the rules of the forums to post that since it does indirectly promote piracy. Piracy does include Hackintosh machines. The eula reads someplace Im to lazy to read all several thousand lines again to find it, forbids the use of installation of the os onto any Hardware that's not produced by apple.
Hackintoshes are not all pirated software. Some users actually do go out and buy the DVD from Apple, we just do not pay that ridiculous price tag for their hardware.

I wouldn't say this is 'Illegal' just more so, frowned upon. As even Neowin.net has allowed the discussion of OSx86 (just you cannot post distro names, or download links). Neowin being such a decent sized website as they are, I can see them researching the legality of it before allowing such topics to be discussed.
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14 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The op bought an "upgrade dvd" and is trying to preform a full install. sp in a way he didnt pay for the full license. its the same as going and pirating a copy of Photoshop 7 and buying the upgrade to cs4 :S
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14 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
The op bought an "upgrade dvd" and is trying to preform a full install. sp in a way he didnt pay for the full license. its the same as going and pirating a copy of Photoshop 7 and buying the upgrade to cs4 :S
People do this all the time with Windows 7 and no one tends to care, and when it comes to OS X people start caring!

At any rate, if the Original Poster wishes for help, feel free to Private Message me.
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