Apple :: How I Dual Booted Mac Os X And Windows 7

Jan 20, 2009

all my uni friends were boasting about the new windows 7 beta. I Thought i would give it a try. Here's what i did and what you could do i you wanted to do the same as me:

- download windows 7 beta from the windows website. The iso file should be downloaded to your desktop. Leave it there.

- On your mac os x, go to applications -> utilities -> disk utility. select the iso file on the desktop and press burn, if a window appears, select the iso file in it.

- after it has burned, go to your bootcamp utility and create a partition for your windows. i chose 50gb for my windows.

- then, with the burned cd still in the dvd drive, select start installation.

- Your laptop will restart and it will boot diractly to your windows installer.

- select your language and press next. You should be presented with the select partition page........................

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HP/Compaq :: Envy 15- Got An Error Before Windows Even Booted Up

Mar 13, 2010

I received my Envy yesterday and was initially very impressed with the build quality and looks of the machine.

However, upon my first boot up things went downhill fast. I got an error before Windows even booted up. It stated that it had not been shut down properly before, (even though this was my first startup). It then went thorough a disk check and it appeared everything was ok.

I got the computer set up and then ran into several "black screens" for no apparent reason. Monitor would go blank and fans would start running loudly. I shut the computer off each time and rebooted without any problems.

Then it seemed to be stable for a few hours, only to go back to another "black screen". I did some research here and it sounds like a few others have had similar problems. I figured I'd try to update to the latest bios from HP's website,

Well, Bios update started ok, got about half way through and then the computer completely froze up and then went black again. So, it then became completely unbootable. No way to recover it, because there was no longer any bios on the system. I called tech support and they confirmed that it was shot at this point.

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It sure does look like that Clevo 18in revealed sometime ago.

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I'd like to try this on my xps 1530 first, but I want to make sure that I don't do something that would crater the Vista OS currently on it. Would I be better off waiting for my 1640 to arrive to play with Windows 7?.

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Forgetting all the issues getting it partitioned, which I've done, I can't get the computer to boot off the DVD. This is strange because the same DVD worked fine on a Dell unit previously.

The first hurdle is that I can't get it to present me an option to boot from CD. The workaround is to change the boot order, which I've done. But now when it accesses the DVD drive to read the DVD there, the computer simply stops responding. There's a flashing cursor in the upper left corner of the screen.

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The ideal situation would be to install Ubuntu on it's own separate hard disk, but most people don't have two hard drives in their computer, and most people are not prepared to give up Windows. Therefore they have to install Ubuntu along-side Windows on the same hard disk in a dual-boot configuration.

Configuring a dual-boot system involves partitioning your hard disk to make space for Ubuntu. When your computer first starts, it reads information on the first sector of the hard drive which tells it where to find the "boot loader". The boot loader is a file with information about the installed operating systems and how to start them.

The boot loader for Windows is a file named "boot.ini". The boot loader for a Linux system (like Ubuntu) is GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader). When you install Ubuntu in a dual-boot system, it redirects the system to use GRUB. When you first start your system, GRUB presents a list of options, including starting Ubuntu or starting Windows. So you'll still be able to use your Windows operating system.

To install Ubuntu, start it with the live CD. To use the live CD, your computer's BIOS must be configured to boot from the CD drive. It's probably already configured that way, but if not, when your computer first starts watch for a message telling you which key to press to access the BIOS setup. Most computers use the F2, F1, Esc, or Del key.........

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Jan 22, 2009

I own a HP Pavilion Laptop.

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It has 2 Hard Disks, each of 150GB; I believe it's 2 physical disks and not just partitions as in the device manager shows 2 ...
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It came with Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit.

My issue is:

I'd like to try the beta of Windows 7, using the 2nd Hard Disk for that. I've been using it mainly for data backup, but as I have an external drive I guess I could make the 2nd dirsk free for trying Windows 7.

My reason for wanting to try Windows 7 is Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Some of my buddies tried it in Windows 7 and are reporting a noticeable performance increase.

When it comes to Laptops, and since this is my first one, I'm very reluctant to these moves - mainly because of the proprietary drivers... for instance, if I want to update my NVidia card drivers that must be made through HP and not through the regular channels - or so I think.

Questions:

Would it be possible to install Windows 7 on the 2nd Hard Disk and make it a Dual Boot system?

Would I have problems with HP-specific drivers?

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How to proceed and also the drivers, etc I would need to download.

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