Partitioning Windows 7 on a two year old Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hckia, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. hckia macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    Is this advisable? I have everything important backed up just in case, but I thought I might as well ask before I try it in two weeks. Let me know what troubles I may run into so I can prepare for the worst (besides losing everything on my hard drive).

    I purchased my Macbook in November of 2008 and I have kept in excellent condition.

    Thanks guys!

  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  3. Covart Guest

    Aug 15, 2010
    Why would there be any issues? A hard drive is a hard drive, regardless if it's in a 2 year old Macbook or brand new MBP. As long as you have the space and neccesary hardware to support the Windows you're installing, you'll be fine.
  4. hckia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    Okay just wanted to make sure :). I was also considering updating my macbooks OS to OS X 10.6 leopard (since i need an OC cd to partition my macbook through boot camp? am I wrong about this?), any reason I shouldn't do this?

    Thanks again!
  5. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Yes you are wrong - what version of OSX are you running ?

    You use Bootcamp assistant to create the partition - it should be in your Applications/Utilities folder.

    You will need the Snow Leopard disc after you have installed Win 7 - for the drivers (nothing else)
  6. hckia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    Okay, but if I don't have the disc wouldn't do any harm to just upgrade so I have a disc, right?

    As for what OSX i'm running...

    Mac OS X 10.5.8
  7. green86 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yea I'd update to 10.6. Its cheap (30$) and should be painless.
  8. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    Yeah upgrade it to snow leo. That way you don't have to be hunting for drivers in windows. (Use the snow leo dvd to install them)

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