How to Run Mac OS and Windows 7 on a PC
Apple's Macintosh series of personal computers (PCs) that use an Intel processor have the capability to run both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows through a built-in utility called Boot Camp. With Boot Camp, the Mac hard drive can be repartitioned to allow room for Windows to be installed, and the user can switch between Mac OS X and Windows at boot time. You can run Mac OS X and Windows 7 on a Macintosh PC by configuring Boot Camp.
Open the "Boot Camp" program located in the Utilities folder under Applications.
Drag the divider to represent how much hard drive space is dedicated to the Mac OS, and how much to Windows.
Insert the Windows installation disc into the drive, then click "Start Installation."
Install Windows to the "BOOTCAMP" partition.
Insert the Mac OS X install disc into the disc drive after the installation of Windows has finished. This installs the Boot Camp drivers for Windows.
Use the "Startup Disk" utility or hold in the "Option" key during computer bootup to choose between Mac or Windows.
Tips & Warnings
- PC stands for Personal Computer and refers to any type of non-server computer designed for end-users, including all Macintosh portable and desktop computers.
- It is against the Apple Mac OS X EULA to install Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware.