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Join Date: Oct 2009
10-31-2009, 04:14 AM
Step 2: Installing Win7
So I had a good go at setting up OSX last night, and it's running smoothly, well pleased. Even youtube (which I keep seeing Winboys hassling Mac Users about) went smoothly, well, not in HD, but smoothly.
Unlike most I suppose, I like this touchpad, the integrated buttons annoy me when I'm in the installer or whatnot, where a tap on the pad does not equal a click, but in OSX it's fine since I've configured it up.
Next up was trying to get Win7 installed along side OSX... I did not expect a lot of trouble, but did a good browse of the forums till I found some info on it, including people saying that it was going to be a lot of trouble.
Eventually I managed to find Dual booting with NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3 RC2 Meklort's Blog Meklort's guide, and sounded solid. I read through the comments and found Win7 had a couple of hassles but that all was well after a few diskpart commands.
Popped my Win7 32bit RC install DVD into the external drive, and away I went, installing onto the FAT32 partition (which was reformatted to NTFS) without a hitch. Booted in, did the updates, and did the diskparts as mentioned above. Several reboots later and Chameleon is back in charge, and happy to access both MacOS and Win7. Well pleased!
Took a wee while though. I could probably have gotten through it a bit quicker if I had paid more attention, but was watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop while I was letting things roll.
I guess that's about it really, now that I have both OSX and Win7 dual booting, I'm well pleased. Just have to install the HFS+ driver for Windows to see the MacOS partition and I'm away laughing. Hmm, probably need some sort of cloud storage too, maybe I can use my Mesh account, if MacOS is supported yet.
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