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install windows 7 dual boot with Apple MAC OS

Posted on 2011-03-16
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Hello,
I had a MACBOOK with MAC OS already installed on it, how can I install windows 7 to make it dual boot?

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by:LeDaouk
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also I think it is better to install windows 7 with a virtual machine on macbook if you don't need all hardware performance
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You don't say what version of OS X you have, but assuming something newer like Snow Leopard, preferably, you can use Apples; Bootcamp utility to do this for you.  Boot camp is an Apple utility that will partition your hard disk and then you can boot from the Windows 7 dick and install Windows normally.

This Apple article will answer some questions and the embedded link will show you how:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986

Also, I do agree with the other expert, unless you need the power of addressing the hardware directly. running Windows 7 in a virtual machine like with Parallels or VMWare Fusion may be a better choice.
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The version is 10.6.3
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it can be done with snow leopard
and if you want try this vmware:
http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html
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I don't want the VMWARE
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by:remixedcat
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why not??? VMWare is the leading virtulization tech!
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by:dsexton18
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If want a free solution to vmware take a look a VirtualBox
http://www.virtualbox.org/
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Parellels is also very good solution as well. However VMWare is the best.
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