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Need computer help! 8 replies

DannyFo (Mod) said on: 2008-03-25 10:08 pm
3554 Days, 15 Hrs, 20 Min, 9 Sec ago
Does anyone know anything about converting a MAC machine into a Windows machine? Blake brought up that I could probably just erase the HD and install Windows, but I assume it would be harder than that if it is possible at all. Any help would be appreciated.
Korgrath (Mod) said on: 2008-03-25 10:12 pm
3554 Days, 15 Hrs, 16 Min, 5 Sec ago
If you've got one of those new intel macs you can just install windows and partition off a part of your hard drive (I've never done it personally but I know it can be done)

Otherwise... you'll probably need some sort of virtual machine that's all clunky and slow :(
DannyFo (Mod) said on: 2008-03-25 10:18 pm
3554 Days, 15 Hrs, 10 Min, 3 Sec ago
Yeah it has an Intel Xeon processor
DannyFo (Mod) said on: 2008-03-25 10:33 pm
3554 Days, 14 Hrs, 55 Min, 18 Sec ago
Oh, and how would I go about partitioning it? I'm a noob when it comes to that.
Korgrath (Mod) said on: 2008-03-26 12:02 pm
3554 Days, 1 Hr, 25 Min, 59 Sec ago
If you've got leopard you can just go into your utilities folder and open the program Boot Camp.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html

After you follow the steps (gotta provide your own copy of Windows unfortunately) just hold down the option key and restart to choose what OS you want to load up in.

That should work! I'm not sure how to partition the hard drive but I'm sure it prompts you in one of the steps... probably

Check this out if you want some more info:

http://www.macwindows.com/winintelmac.html
IronSinew (Admin) said on: 2008-03-27 01:46 am
3553 Days, 11 Hrs, 42 Min, 13 Sec ago
Ready, setup, go.

When you're ready for Windows, the Boot Camp Assistant sets up your hard drive for you. It leaves all your Mac data in place while it creates a separate partition on your drive for Windows, and then begins the installation process. Boot Camp includes a PDF setup guide, so you can refer to it as you go.


Seems like it will take care of the partition for you, like it says on there :)

~Tarsonis21
Cllander said on: 2008-03-27 04:36 am
3553 Days, 8 Hrs, 52 Min, 14 Sec ago
Why would you insult your Mac by installing Windows?
Anguish said on: 2008-03-27 07:35 am
3553 Days, 5 Hrs, 53 Min, 20 Sec ago
Windows is bugged enough without putting it on a system it is not designed for.

Its like putting a turbo kit on a school bus.
Silent_Killer said on: 2008-03-27 11:32 am
3553 Days, 1 Hr, 55 Min, 42 Sec ago
Because a Mac is under-supported unlike a Windows?

[Added at 03/27/2008 11:33:50 by Silent_Killer]
I haven't seen a game that supports Macs...