Installing Windows on a Macbook

indyjones

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Hi all,

A friend at work wants me to upgrade his macbook to windows...... (joke).
Seriously as having not used a mac for years is it fairly straight forward, had a look on apple's site and apparently you just run the bootcamp wizard?

Any hints and tips will be much appreciated :)
 

LordOfLA

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Put the vista DVD in the drive and boot from it - vista supports booting from the mac bios :)
 

indyjones

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Sorry to be clear, he wants to dual boot. Also he will probibly want XP.
 

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hmmm im going to have to try this out.. see how it works and the driver base for the cam and wifi. this would be an intreting project.
 

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Depending on what your friend wanted to do in Windows he could also just put it in a VM and play in Windows without having to reboot.
 

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yeah, from what I been researching. A lot of people are using bootcamp and find it to be pretty handy. Of course with Apple possibly starting to make it's own chip; that might change.
 

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yeah, from what I been researching. A lot of people are using bootcamp and find it to be pretty handy. Of course with Apple possibly starting to make it's own chip; that might change.
I think the chip is more for portable devices (ie. iPod, iPhone, tablet?, ect.) not Apple's everyday computer lineup.
 

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I think the chip is more for portable devices (ie. iPod, iPhone, tablet?, ect.) not Apple's everyday computer lineup.

I hope you are right on that ..
 

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If he wants to dual boot then you can just set it up with Bootcamp. I recently did that with Windows 7 RC. I used the same guide in tdinc's post and it was pretty simple.
 

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yeah, from what I been researching. A lot of people are using bootcamp and find it to be pretty handy. Of course with Apple possibly starting to make it's own chip; that might change.

I think the chip is more for portable devices (ie. iPod, iPhone, tablet?, ect.) not Apple's everyday computer lineup.

I hope you are right on that ..

Ehm, Apple is not going to switch desktop chips again, and if they do it will be x86 compatible. It is just not sensible to switch to something new again.

That being said, how does this apply to the current situation? Bootcamp will still work on this guys MacBook and will continue to work on his MacBook, even if Apple were to switch chips tomorrow. If you want to start a thread on the speculation on what computer chip Apple is going to be building, please feel free to do so, but in the mean time this guy wants to install Windows alongside Mac OS X.
 

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Ehm, Apple is not going to switch desktop chips again, and if they do it will be x86 compatible. It is just not sensible to switch to something new again.

That being said, how does this apply to the current situation? Bootcamp will still work on this guys MacBook and will continue to work on his MacBook, even if Apple were to switch chips tomorrow. If you want to start a thread on the speculation on what computer chip Apple is going to be building, please feel free to do so, but in the mean time this guy wants to install Windows alongside Mac OS X.

Is there a reason why you have to take everything out of context? Man, dude, lighten up ..
 

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i used vmware for booting xp on my leopard setup, boot camp is prob better...windows 7 can also boot from a usb drive!
 

Johnny

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Yeah, Vmware is a pretty popular choice as well ..
 

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