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Default i want mac os but.... - 12-15-2009, 05:17 PM

i need someone to do it all for me as im useless at things like that

is there anywhere in the UK where i can send it to get it done? maybe one of you guys would be up for doing it? id obviously pay for the privilege

i already have the mini 10v running on xp

how well does it really run on a mini 10v? i have an iphone and would love something like that on a netbook. this would be my first 'mac' (sort of )

any help would be cool

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Default 12-15-2009, 06:40 PM

I'll do it glady for you for free (but I'm in the US) if your up for shipping, I can get you up and running. If you don't want to ship it all the way here, I can guide you through it via AIM.... whatever your cool with....


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Default 12-15-2009, 07:09 PM

hmmmmm, its easy enough to do it through IM???!!! i thought it was a major job

whats actually involved? i thought you needed another mac and 2 usb sticks with the right software.

it would be sooo much easier to send it but im just a little scared of sending it to someone i don't know lol
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Default 12-15-2009, 07:39 PM

Do some research and you will be fine to do it on your own

Check the links in my signature.... follow Mechdrew's guides. You will be fine.


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Default 12-15-2009, 10:19 PM

Well.... I see were your coming from.... but welllllll


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Default 12-16-2009, 01:29 AM

I thought it was going to be hard too, but it turned out to be really really easy. Just a couple of clicks of the mouse and a couple hours later I was running OSX SL.
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Default 12-17-2009, 12:11 AM

Thanks to the work of others this is really simple, I'd go down the external dvd installation route and OSX.5.8 (SL is a bit tricky but not impossible for someone with little computer/mac experience) for a beginner..

follow the guides and you can't go wrong.

but if you can DOS over your XP reserved setup partition to a flash stick incase after you format, you really can't get OSX running, or have the instal discs at hand (that came with the mini)

if your anywhere near s.wales give me a e. I'll be happy to do that (except the BIOS flash, you'll have to do that you're self, not because it's hard but because it's the only procedure that can actually brick or make your Mini useless and needing a new logicboard)

A Mini isn't a Macbook and you will really need to understand the process of putting OSX and NBI on the computer, as after the installation you'll find out this is very much an ongoing thing.
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Default 12-17-2009, 08:33 PM

get someone to do a video chat with him


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Default 12-18-2009, 02:17 AM

easierst way (i think) is the external cd method, jsut like laoding a seperate OS


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