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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

30 Mar 2010   #111
toshiokyle

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

whooaaa.. i got it thanks thanks thanks


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04 Jun 2010   #112
Grapicwizzard

Windows 7 ultimate or xp Professional
 
 

i canty wait to try this myself!
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06 Jun 2010   #113
madiowsri

Windows XP , Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Hello pmcgarr

I have dual boot W7 and OSX 10.5.6.

All you need to do is first , install W7. Then, create a new partition for your osx within W7 , format it as fat32 or ntfs and set to to be "active".

Then run the osx installation and before you start the install, go to Utilities and "disk utility" , select the partition you created from W7 and format it as Journaled (don't delete it!).

Then, install as you would normally, selecting this partition as your installation target. (don't forget to customize your OSX installation with the necessary drivers for you system.)

After installation is complete, you will need to repair your W7 boot loader, cause you probably won't be able to boot W7.
Insert the W7 installation DVD, at the first installation screen select your language etc, and at the second screen select "repair computer".
This will bring the W7 boot loader back, so you can boot W7.

Now you won't be able to load osx!
So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.

2.Download EasyBCD and add a new boot entry, select MacOS, Generic X86, Add, Save. That's it.

You can now have dual boot with W7 and OSX
Thanks
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23 Jun 2010   #114
kujayhawks42

Windows 7
 
 

I have an HP Pavillion a1530n desktop and I have successfully installed OS X, but when I restart and the windows boot loader comes up, I select os x and this comes upOSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot-21471d1249481105t-osx-windows-7-dual-boot-dscn4059.jpg

Any help?


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24 Jun 2010   #115
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kujayhawks42 View Post
I have an HP Pavillion a1530n desktop and I have successfully installed OS X, but when I restart and the windows boot loader comes up, I select os x and this comes upAttachment 80612

Any help?
Each and every time I have tried it .... I got something like it
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01 Jul 2010   #116
Redalert57

Windows 7
 
 
Dual Boot

Hi, first off...im a noob.. i want to dul boot Windows 7 (Which im currently using), and Mac OS X. My processor is an AMD Athlon and im just concerned that the aformentioned steps wont work. alot of sources say that you cant dual boot mac on an AMD. i was just wondering if it was true and if there is anything i could do to make it happen... thanks
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01 Jul 2010   #117
Infernochaos

Windows 7/Windows XP/Mac OS X/Debian GNU/
 
 

Haha Dual booting OSX and Windows is illegal on a PC but anyways i did it too.I think some of the FAQ is that, after i finished installing mac os x and setting up all the things, i get an "couldn't uncompress plist at archive kext 0" something like that,I hoep someone here with experience could help me.
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03 Jul 2010   #118
wizardseven

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Hello pmcgarr

I have dual boot W7 and OSX 10.5.6.

All you need to do is first , install W7. Then, create a new partition for your osx within W7 , format it as fat32 or ntfs and set to to be "active".

Then run the osx installation and before you start the install, go to Utilities and "disk utility" , select the partition you created from W7 and format it as Journaled (don't delete it!).

Then, install as you would normally, selecting this partition as your installation target. (don't forget to customize your OSX installation with the necessary drivers for you system.)

After installation is complete, you will need to repair your W7 boot loader, cause you probably won't be able to boot W7.
Insert the W7 installation DVD, at the first installation screen select your language etc, and at the second screen select "repair computer".
This will bring the W7 boot loader back, so you can boot W7.

Now you won't be able to load osx!
So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.

2.Download EasyBCD and add a new boot entry, select MacOS, Generic X86, Add, Save. That's it.

You can now have dual boot with W7 and OSX
This would work with Snow Leopard also, correct? Also, before I open and make it impossible to return my disc, is the $29 upgrade disc sufficient to install OS X in this manner.
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04 Jul 2010   #119
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

It's interesting that this board normally stops any discussion of matters illegal, but this conversation has gone on for 11 pages, when it blatantly encourages an illegal activity (installing Mac OSX on a PC).
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04 Jul 2010   #120
Redalert57

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
It's interesting that this board normally stops any discussion of matters illegal, but this conversation has gone on for 11 pages, when it blatantly encourages an illegal activity (installing Mac OSX on a PC).
so do you know how to do it or not??
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