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I think for my new build I'm going to attempt creating a dual-booting system with Mac OSX and Windows 7. However, I was reading the Lifehacker guide to creating a hackintosh, and they mention using the BIOS to put the hard drive in AHCI mode. It also mentions formatting the drive before installing OSX.

I found another guide about dual booting Mac OSX and Windows 7 that made it seem simple, as if it's pretty much just popping the OSX disc in and installing the software.

Wouldn't there be an issue if you have the hard drive formatted different to have OSX installed and try to have Windows 7 run off the same disc like that?

I wonder if it'd be smarter to just have two hard drives with one drive running OSX and the other Windows 7. Or, does anyone know of any other guides that work for using OSX and Windows 7 in a dual boot type of setup?
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In general, I recommend with more than 1 OS sandboxing them on different drives and using a BIOS bootloader.

That being said, discussing hackintosh is against the TOS of OCN.
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In general, I recommend with more than 1 OS sandboxing them on different drives and using a BIOS bootloader.

That being said, discussing hackintosh is against the TOS of OCN.
Is it? Well, if it is, a mod should delete this thread...

But, otherwise, I guess I'll try doing it on different drives then. Thanks for the advice.
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We don't discuss pirating software, or any other use of software that violates user agreements. Sorry
     
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We? I've been here since 2006 o.o And I'm not talking about pirating software. And I don't have the license agreement for Mac OS X handy, so I don't know if it is against their agreements. Considering how locked down Apple is, though, I wouldn't be surprised.
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From my own experience use 2 drives., I currently have 10.6 on one drive on win 7 on another.
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