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.

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Open the "Boot Camp" program located in the Utilities folder under Applications.

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Click "Continue."

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Drag the divider to represent how much hard drive space is dedicated to the Mac OS, and how much to Windows.

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Click "Partition."

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Insert the Windows installation disc into the drive, then click "Start Installation."

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Install Windows to the "BOOTCAMP" partition.

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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.

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Use the "Startup Disk" utility or hold in the "Option" key during computer bootup to choose between Mac or Windows.