For Mac users who also need to use a PC at work, home or just with specific applications, there is a solution. Using Boot Camp Assistant, you can install Windows 7 on your Intel-based Mac computer in its own partition. You’ll have a dual-boot system with your Mac OS on one partition and Windows on another.
To install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, follow the steps listed below in the order listed:
Click on the initial introduction window.
Set the partition size for the Windows installation. To change the amount of space to dedicate to Windows 7, click the small divider between Mac OS X and Windows, and drag it to the left.
: Windows 7 requires at least 16 GB of hard drive space to install but keep in mind that the this space will also need to accomidate any applications installed and your saved documents. a good starting point might be to set the size 40GB or more (depending on the number of applications you plan to install). Example: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional requires aroud 3GB to install.
Once you’ve determined how much space you want to dedicate to Windows 7, click the button, or simply click the button to devide the partitions equally.
Once the partition is created, you will have a new drive icon on your desktop.
Next, insert your Windows 7 DVD and click the button.
Your Mac will restart and boot to the Windows 7 DVD. You’ll be prompted with a window asking which partition you want to install Windows on. Select the partition labeled . Then, click .
8. With the volume still selected, click .
Click when notified that files will be lost. (The new partition will not contain any files).
. Windows 7 will begin to install, during the installation your system will reboot, when this happens, you’ll need to the Windows 7 DVD.
With the Windows 7 DVD removed, your Mac will automatically boot back into Windows 7, and the installation will continue. You’ll be prompted to select your language, keyboard layout, Product ID, etc. Follow any additional instructions to complete the installation of the Windows 7.
When the Windows installation has completed, insert your MAC OS DVD and select when prompted.
Click when the Boot Camp installer launches.
Select and then click .
Make sure that is checked, and then click .
The Boot Camp installer will install all the required drivers.
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When your Mac boots, hold down the key to select which Operating System you want to boot to. (If you don’t press the Windows button, your Mac will boot to the Mac OS by default.)