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PanAm

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#1 12 years ago

Does anybody know if I can run Mac OS X and Windows XP Home on one computer?

I've been trying to figure this out, I think you have to use partions or something, I do have the Mac OS X install disk + serial, so I'd like to know if there is someway that you can switch between both of them at startup?

Thanks. :)




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

If you have an Intel Mac, you can do this.

However, if you have a PC, there's no way to do it.

Mac's contain a certian part (I don't know its name) on their motherboard, and the install CD checks for that part before allowing itself to be installed.

Sorry.




PanAm

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#3 12 years ago

Ahh ok, thanks for the info. :)




Bs|Archaon

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#4 12 years ago

As marvin said, this can only be done on an Intel Mac. Not a PowerPC Mac, and not a PC. Just Intel Macs.

If you do have an Intel Mac, get BootCamp from Apple's site. It does everything you need to boot Windows and gives you a pretty decent manual. It is a beta though, so it may not be 100%...I havn't had any problems with it though.




marvinmatthew

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#5 12 years ago

It's possible to run it on a PC, although it's very difficult, not to mention illegal.

So, I'm sorry that I couldn't help.




PanAm

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#6 12 years ago

marvinmatthewIt's possible to run it on a PC, although it's very difficult, not to mention illegal.

So, I'm sorry that I couldn't help.

It's alright, you gave me good info though. :)




marvinmatthew

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#7 12 years ago

Oh, it's cool, I don't mind telling you that you can't do it, and I know that you weren't asking me for any illegal info. Appolgies.




Bs|Archaon

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#8 12 years ago

Yeah, I almost put the forbidden 'E' word in my post and then thought better of it. :p I don't believe any of 'them' actually support OS X anyway, and let's face it do you really want to run OS 9 or something? I sure don't; and we have 3 Macs, all of them run 10.4 (Tiger) and 2 of them are Intel Macs which also have Windows XP Pro on them.




Kilobyte

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#9 12 years ago

Don't think he was refering to the "E" word. Those apps are not needed to run OSX i386 on a PC. Just a quick unofficial patch.

The thing that OS X looks for is basically a DRM key, located in the Intel Mac's ROM chip. The ROM is the equivalent of a Mac's BIOS. Except that it used to have part of the MacOS in it.




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#10 12 years ago

marvinmatthewIt's possible to run it on a PC, although it's very difficult, not to mention illegal.

So, I'm sorry that I couldn't help.

BOLDED FOR ULTIMATE IMPACT!

ftw.

I'm getting an intel mac next week for school I believe. I may just have to void the warrenty and boot my XP. heh heh.




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