Dual boot Mac OS and Windows on MacBook Mid 2007

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mapomme1108, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. mapomme1108 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015

    I want to build a dual boot with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 and Windows 8.1 Pro on a Mid 2007 MacBook.

    I have successfully installed Mac OS X but I can't install Windows because the installation program says my partitions are GPT type.

    I think it says this because the MacBook boots on the Windows DVD in BIOS mode and expect MBR type partition.

    How can I boot the Windows installation DVD in EFI mode?
  2. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    Pretty sure you have to go through Boot Camp Assistant in order to do that, you can't just boot from the installation DVD in order to install Windows.
  3. mapomme1108 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015

    When I boot Windows DVD using bootcamp, it allow me to install Windows but it create à hybrid MBR/EFI hard drive; not a full EFI hard drive.

    I want a full EFI because if it is hybrid, systems cannot see each other's partition.
  4. facrat macrumors member

    May 15, 2015
  5. mapomme1108, Aug 7, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015

    mapomme1108 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015
    Ok, I forget the EFI installation

    EDIT : I have install with hybrid partition (GPT and MBR)
    I have two NTFS partitions : one for Windows, one for the data
    but Mac OS 10.7.5 see them as one partition : is there a way to fix that?

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