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Installing Windows 7
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May 19, 2011, 06:47 PM
So I've read there's a lot of good reasons to install Windows 7 OS on my mac, but does anyone know how I would go about doing this? I've installed programs before. That's easy. But never a new operating system.
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May 19, 2011, 07:22 PM
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May 21, 2011, 01:32 AM
Adding to the list: VirtualBox (since it's free).

I do have to admit that both VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop make installing Windows 7 a breeze to install – it's almost a one-stop setup. I think Boot Camp does the same, but my memory fails me at the moment.
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May 21, 2011, 07:52 AM
The process of installing a Windows OS is really pretty straight forward-if somewhat lengthy. You put in the disc, follow instructions, and let the process run. One note from experience with XP: once you have the installation process going, if the machine says "hit any key to boot from CD," (or similar prompt) just ignore it. Way too many people goof up a perfectly good install by actually restarting it this way. Once you've gotten started, just answer questions and tell the machine stuff it needs to know, and you'll be fine.

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