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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

09 Sep 2011   #141
07734dan

Windows 7 Home Premium 7 64bit
 
 
more info

some updated info

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28 Sep 2011   #142
Aik TAI

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Dear Limneos ...

I got the Mac OS X Lion Bootable .iso i installed on window 7 with VMware Workstation is working fine. But I want to install Dual Boot Mac OS X Lion and Window 7 like Dual Boot Window 7 And Ubuntu .. Please !
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30 Oct 2011   #143
brownix

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

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 IS AN EXCELLENT GUIDE. I was wondering if u could change it to suit dual booting from an external hdd. i would use this when i have the confidence that my win 7 wont F-up
thnx
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31 Oct 2011   #144
07734dan

Windows 7 Home Premium 7 64bit
 
 

I have an extra GB hard drive in my computer. Can I use this method for that and will it screw up the boot loader in the same manner?
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22 Nov 2011   #145
DHobbit

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi Limneos, Thank you for the information on the dual partition. I am VERY new to this whole conversation and would not feel comfortable attempting this. I have a Windows 7 Ultimate and was interested in this idea because I have items I would like to do using Mac software. I am moving toward using only an IPad on the road and would like to have access to Mac presentation software on my office computer to build presentations and present with the iPad. What would you suggest is the easiest way to accomplish this without having to buy two computers? Is it worth taking my computor to someone to build this for me? If so who? If not, what other options are available for this type of dual use? Thanks for helping out a novice.
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22 Nov 2011   #146
bob321

home premium 32bit
 
 

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
would this work on vista as well, creating the disk partition, and putting osx on it? and could it be possible if you could send a link where to get a legit version of osx from? thanks, and btw, ur awesome!
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23 Jan 2012   #147
khatz

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Triboot win7, ubuntu, and mac os x?

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

Currently, I have widows 7 and ubuntu running. Can I add Mac OS x to make it triboot? If yes, how? Thank you!
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02 Feb 2012   #148
daspazz

Windows 7 Alienware Ultimate x64
 
 
Can you please elaborate on the OSX part?

Dear Limneos ...

Can you elaborate on how to do the OSX part? Specifically how to make a bootable DVD or USB drive/disk on a PC?

TIA!!
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27 Feb 2012   #149
The1king57

Widows 7
 
 
Silly question

I have a windows 7 pc and want to install a dual boot with OSX on it without losing anything on my windows 7. Is there a way I can keep all my info and still install a dual boot Mac (want to use pro logic for music)???
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07 Mar 2012   #150
Katherinez212

Windows 7
 
 

Hello shanghei thanks for this help same issue like installing and booting OSX in Windows 7 is with me and I am searching solution and I get your post here.
I will try if I get again any kind of problem I will text you.
Thanks
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