windows 7 and osx

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by myfirstmacbook, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. myfirstmacbook macrumors newbie

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    I have not upgraded to snow leopard and I want to run Win 7 on my osx macbook and I've been searching for an answer (maybe I just suck at searching) and I can't seem to find anything answering the question if I can use Win 7 on OSX without upgrading to Snow leopard.

    thans
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sure, you can use it either natively with Bootcamp or by virtualization (VMware Fusion or Parallels or even VirtualBox)
     
  3. myfirstmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the fast response. I'm planning to dual boot my mac at some point tonight but I didn't want to screw anything up.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you Bootcamp, be sure to print and follow the directions, and pay careful attention to what you are doing :)
     
  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Will the Windows drivers on the Leopard disk work with Windows 7?
     
  6. myfirstmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using bootcamp :) I'm very nervous about screwing this up
     
  7. myfirstmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    windows went through the installation process and restarted the mac, then it said "hit any key to boot from dvd" did i screw up?

    edit: never mind I think I figured it out.
     
  8. myfirstmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    updating windows no...i'm sorta excited...and nervous to get back to osx and make sure i didn't screw the pooch
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    No. W7 support requires Boot Camp 3.1, which is a downloadable update from the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers on the Snow Leopard disc.

    myfirstmacbook sounds like you made it.

    B
     
  10. myfirstmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep everything worked out fine and i'm back on osx now. thanks for all the help :)
     

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