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Windows 7: Dual boot windows 7 and os x

28 Mar 2010   #1
gadzooks

windows 7
 
 
Dual boot windows 7 and os x

Hey guys. I'm new to this site and just need some help. I have a new laptop that has windows 7 64 bit installed on it and wanna dual boot os x on it. Could i do this without getting anytrhing erased? also, if i can't, can you tell me the exact steps on how doinh this anyway? (ill just back up my crap) I really want to dual boot because want garageband and to develop iphone apps. Thanks in advance


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29 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

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Dont you know it is illegal to install Mac OS on a pc?

If you know it , and still want to do it, You may have some help here : OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot . Some guys here have dont it ( I also tried, but not enough lucky\skilled).

You may have a look in the http://www.sevenforums.com/group.php?groupid=48 social group, too.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
gadzooks

windows 7
 
 

y is it illegal?
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29 Mar 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Apple Eula specifically states that it's intended only to be run on apple hardware. Thus, it's a violation of the end user license agreement to use it on anything else.
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29 Mar 2010   #5
gadzooks

windows 7
 
 

oh... well, will it work with my windows 7 64 bit???
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30 Mar 2010   #6
gadzooks

windows 7
 
 

if i buy this Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.) could that work? like i could just install it on my other partition?
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30 Mar 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gadzooks View Post
if i buy this Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.) could that work? like i could just install it on my other partition?
You should contact DarkNovaGamer (Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: DarkNovaGamer) before you buy it. He is OS X expert , and can advise you about your hardware. But dont go for a public discussion, PM him.
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30 Mar 2010   #8
smengler

vista
 
 

Apple doesn't care if you do this. I personally phoned them and asked them. They just don't like people who are creating them and selling them. They won't do anything if they catch you unless you do something to make them mad. It's still not worth it though because of all the problems you will have finding drivers and stuff like that.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
gadzooks

windows 7
 
 

how do u pm?
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02 Apr 2010   #10
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

as for the EULA, just stick one of those apple stickers that everything that comes out of Cupertino comes with.
as for installing; try searching for [spoiler]osx86.[/spoiler] any instructions for dual-booting with mac hardware will be different, because in those cases the EFI takes over instead of the mbr/bios.
be aware that installing on a pc may only cause you grief if you don't have exactly the same hardware as what has gone into a mac at one point or another.
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