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Windows 7: Want to dual-boot windows 7 and OSX Lion (maybe triboot with ubuntu)

03 Nov 2011   #11
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by 'kexts'.


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03 Nov 2011   #12
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by 'kexts'.
Apple

Kext could be described as a Mac OSX "anti-theft" tool. As you are certainly aware, what the OP wants to do is considered piracy. Mac OSX EULA specifically forbids use of it on any other computer than Mac.

Extract from SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MAC OS X
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2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
... You are granted a limited, nonexclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Applebranded computer at any one time.
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Kari
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04 Nov 2011   #13
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Oh, right. I didn't realise. I'd always though it was illegal until what John said over on VF.
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04 Nov 2011   #14
Kari

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Jaidyn, please understand I'm known as a tighta** when it comes to piracy, both here and in the real life. I am not ashamed nor do I feel I should change my attitude, to be more tolerant. I've had my share of conflicts because of this quite black and white opinion, again both in here and IRL.

For me EULA is EULA, something I agree when I buy a product. I am quite proud when I can honestly say (and proof, welcome to check) that not one of our household computers (7 ATM) has not a single peace of software that has not been completely 100% legally aquired.

An example of my way to see Mac OSX EULA: We have two Macs (Angie's toys), a MacBook and an iMac. That means we have two legally bought Mac OSX install DVD's. As a legal owner of these medias, I have used them to install Snow Leopard to a VirtualBox virtual machine to test networking between Mac and our Windows server and PC's. When I had found the correct settings and got Mac vm connected to the network, I deleted the vm and used that knowledge to connect Angie's toys to our home network. For me, my tighta** way to think, this was OK because A) I had a legal install media, no HackIntosh and B) I only did it on vm because I felt it was easier to use one PC to these network tests, guest and host using same mouse, keyboard and display.

I have a clear policy which I follow always when I see these posts asking about HackIntosh. In my opinion it is against EULA thus piracy. The situation would be a little bit different if there was a way to get a 100% reliable proof that the member asking this had a fully legal, purchased copy of Mac OSX. Because this is not possible, I'm voicing my opinion always when I see these posts. If an OP has a Mac he has no need to install Mac OSX on a PC. If not, the MAc OSX is 99% sure not kosher. For me, that's piracy.

My previous post was in no way meant to be against you or critisize you. You are clearly one of the good guys here, I like your posts and style and have great respect for you. My post was and is nothing more than my opinion, a quite subjective opinion that is.

Kari
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05 Nov 2011   #15
brownix

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thnx kari for another opinion
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05 Nov 2011   #16
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brownix View Post
thnx kari for another opinion


Thanks for the info. I'll remember that.

@brownix
Are you still going through with the OS X dual boot? Or simply going with a Windows 7 and Ubuntu installation?
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06 Nov 2011   #17
brownix

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

i may try both, but first see if ubuntu works
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07 Nov 2011   #18
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Okay. Post back when you decide and/or when you install the new OS. I would also highly recommend installing the new Windows 8 which is completely free and legal. You can find a tutorial on how to install it in a dual boot with W7 below.
How to Do a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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07 Nov 2011   #19
Pete4

win7hp64
 
 

I have working triple boot and didn't read one word of those convoluted tutorials. What I did was disconnect all hard drives except the one I want the system to install and install it. Then get the second drive connected and disconnect everything else and install the second system and etc etc. During boot all I have to do is press F8 (could be different on your MB, if the MB supports it of course) to choose boot up drive and it works great, never giving me any trouble, that is until MS, in their infinite wisdom (or is it stupidity?) came out with shadow copy to use for system restore (anybody has any good reason why ????), so now every time XP mounts Win 7 drive I loose all restore points there. Of course MS came with another convoluted fix for this (I guess it was too much work to make win xp recognize Vista/Win7 shadow copy in SP2 or SP3??)to disable Win7 drive in win XP using regedit. I think I'm just going to buy internal mounting bay with off switch and just switch Win7 drive off if I want to boot XP. That should also eliminate step going into BIOS to choose boot drive. I have no problem booting up, I have no problem taking system drives out at will and never encounter boot up issues because one drive is out, like you will using MS method, when 1 drive is used to to boot all other systems.
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