I have an early 2009 iMac currently running OSX 10.5.8 with Win 7 RTU via boot camp. I now have my Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Home Premium disks and am ready to do a clean install of both OS. My question is: Can I just partition the HDD and install SN and W7 in a dual boot configuration without using boot camp (similar to a dual boot hackintosh)? Would there be any benefits? Any downside? Would VMware still detect W7 if not in boot camp? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks!