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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

22 Jan 2010   #91
mac7

mac osx
 
 

thx valtonray!!

but will effect OSX in any way?? will it slow OSX down or anything? im only installing win7 so i can use all the function in my printer and play PC games isit worthy?? if its gonna slow down my OSX to an extent then i might have 2nd tot about installing win7. and i heard about this thing called "parrarel" where u can simultaneously use both OSX and win7 (i plan to use 2 monitor) anyone know anything bout this??

cheers


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22 Jan 2010   #92
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

It should not effect OS X in any way, in terms of performance. Parallels I believe is basically a virtual machine (I could be wrong, never checked). Not something you want to use if you intend to play games.
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23 Jan 2010   #93
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Hi mac7 - I haven't tried this myself on account on not having the right (read: correct) apple hardware.
But If I had, then the BootCamp method seems to be the way to achieve this. This is in fact a true dual boot and is NOT a virtual drive.

I DO recomend however the following:
  1. Read the tutorial (and the forum comments) thoroughly it may save you a lot of hassle
  2. Get hold of a REAL windows 7 installation disk. Or at least a copy of the FINAL RELEASE. The tutuorial link provided by Valtonray (?) uses the W7 Beta.
  3. Also: IF you use an "illegal" copy of W7 you also need a Windows 7 Loader which let you choose a real vendor Liscense -thus making W7 legal. In my experience the 7Loader does the trick very neatly (Releaselog | RLSLOG.net 7Loader Release 4-Orbit30)

Again I haven't tried it this way but it's no reason it shouldn't be a walk in the park
After all we are able to make OSX work on a non-mac machine - and believe me - That is NO
walk in the park...

Good Luck !
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23 Jan 2010   #94
mac7

mac osx
 
 

thx a bunch DarkNovaGamer & XanderDude!!!

i'll go and try to do the installation, will run back here to cry for more help from u guys if i encounter any problem

cheers guys...have a great day!!
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23 Jan 2010   #95
madtownidiot

 

How about dual booting OSx and windows 7 in something other than a mac? There are some features of OS-X that I really like, but the hardware in my $900 laptop would cost almost $3000 if I bought a MacBook Pro with the same specs.
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14 Feb 2010   #96
ungers

windows 7
 
 

I'm trying to install osx using kalyway 10.5.2 on an AMD hp tx2500 series tablet but I can't get started because I can't find the chameleon JMicron 1.0.11 patch that it seems that I need. It is even missing from the Chameleon website.

Obviously when I try the install without it it just get stuck. Does anyone know where to get this file or if there is any updated distro or chameleon package that I should be using instead for this machine?
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16 Mar 2010   #97
proteched

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Could anyone tell me where to get OS X 10.5.5 or newer? I ask this because I would like to dual boot Win 7 and OS X (on the same hdd) and dont know how. I will need pretty specific instructions if at all possible. I appreciate all posts. Thanks.
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16 Mar 2010   #98
proteched

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 
HELP!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
isn't this still against apple's EULA?
I think everyone who has done this has made the point clear.

"We don't care". Apple wants to charge outrageous prices for their hardware, fine. They can do that while I run OS X on my HP Laptop.
Could you tell me how you were able to install OS X?? I appreciate your help. Thanks, Lucas
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16 Mar 2010   #99
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proteched View Post
Could anyone tell me where to get OS X 10.5.5 or newer? I ask this because I would like to dual boot Win 7 and OS X (on the same hdd) and dont know how. I will need pretty specific instructions if at all possible. I appreciate all posts. Thanks.
Unfortunately I cannot tell you where to find these things. A google search however should pull up what you need.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proteched View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
isn't this still against apple's EULA?
I think everyone who has done this has made the point clear.

"We don't care". Apple wants to charge outrageous prices for their hardware, fine. They can do that while I run OS X on my HP Laptop.
Could you tell me how you were able to install OS X?? I appreciate your help. Thanks, Lucas
If you want to learn how to install OS X on a PC I suggest reading up on some threads at insanelymac.com's forums.
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19 Mar 2010   #100
shouvik

XP and Vista
 
 

Quote:
1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.
Could you please tell me how to do that!
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