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Topic # 79861 23-Mar-2011 11:19
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Hi all

Do I need a special version of Windows 7 as I tried to install and it advised that the file system GPT is not compatible?

Cheers all

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  Reply # 451176 23-Mar-2011 16:42
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How are you trying to do it, dual boot via BootCamp or VM?

Dual boot windows 7 on Apple hardware like an iMac or MacBook with BootCamp
Windows inside of MacOS via virtualization with VMWare Fusion or Parallels.

BootCamp
http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986

VMWare Fusion
http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

Parallels
http://www.parallels.com/






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  Reply # 451278 23-Mar-2011 23:44
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Hi Ragnor

BootCamp. The partition failed as a file cannot be removed, so ran Disk Utility and tested Permissions and Repaired those, no change. Plus if I check them again, I get the same ones back. Ran Verify Disk (I think thats what its called that Macbook Pro is off now) but when I went Repair Disk it says I need the system disk, which I will get tomorrow night.

While I can build/repair any PC I know litte about MAC OS so a bit tentative. But a bit concerned that this repair permissions thing still has many entries if I run it again after repairing. Hoping that the boot from system disk to repair the HD will allow the partition to be created with Bootcamp.

If I still have a file cannot be moved issue, any ideas?

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  Reply # 451287 24-Mar-2011 01:39
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32bit or 64bit windows 7?  What model Mac?

Did you read this part of the BootCamp install guide

You can use a 32-bit version of Windows 7 with any of these Mac computers:
- An iMac or MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later
- Any Intel-based Mac Pro, MacBook, or Mac mini

You can use a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7 with any of these Mac computers:
- A Mac Pro or MacBook Pro introduced in early 2008 or later
- An iMac or MacBook introduced in late 2009 or later

If you’re not sure when your Mac computer was introduced, see http://www.apple.com/support/hardware, click your Mac model, and look for an article on identifying your Mac



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  Reply # 451296 24-Mar-2011 07:12
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No issue with the installation, just a file that cannot be moved which is stopping Bootcamp from creating a partition. I will try the system disk startup and disk repair tonight.

Its an almost new Macbook Pro, W7 64bit

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  Reply # 451298 24-Mar-2011 07:14
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I'd go with VirtualBox - its free, and I've already had Windows 7 installed on it on another customers Mac, with no issues.

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  Reply # 453234 29-Mar-2011 19:09
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foremannz: I'd go with VirtualBox - its free, and I've already had Windows 7 installed on it on another customers Mac, with no issues.

+1 for VirtualBox. Apart from being free, it is also open-source.

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  Reply # 454450 2-Apr-2011 09:55
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Does anyone know if you can boot a bootcamp partition with virtual box. I have windows 7 on bootcamp and would like to be able to use that install in macos

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  Reply # 454665 2-Apr-2011 23:05
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Hmm unlikely but you could boot into Windows make/take a VM image of it and then load that up inside of VirtualBox in MacOS

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