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    I have done some reading and it seems that in order to install OSX and Win 7 on the same hard drive, you need to install OSX first, partitioning the drive with 2 partitions, and then install Win7 on the unused partition.

    I have made a back up disk image of my current Win 7 hard drive, after I install OSX, what is a good way to restore my Win 7 drive to the new partition I created during the OSX install?

    Unfortunately my restore software wants to format the entire hard drive when it restores. I am using the restore software that came with the computer. Is there a better software for backing up my hard drive that is a little more friendly when it comes to restoring? I want to restore my Win 7 install, but to the new partition and not the entire hard drive.

    I am trying to avoid installing Win 7 from scratch because I only have the Win 7 disc provided by my computer manufacturer, which will likely want to reformat the drive as well.

    Any suggestions?



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    Quote Originally Posted by LostAgain View Post
    I have done some reading and it seems that in order to install OSX and Win 7 on the same hard drive, you need to install OSX first, partitioning the drive with 2 partitions, and then install Win7 on the unused partition.

    I have made a back up disk image of my current Win 7 hard drive, after I install OSX, what is a good way to restore my Win 7 drive to the new partition I created during the OSX install?

    Unfortunately my restore software wants to format the entire hard drive when it restores. I am using the restore software that came with the computer. Is there a better software for backing up my hard drive that is a little more friendly when it comes to restoring? I want to restore my Win 7 install, but to the new partition and not the entire hard drive.

    I am trying to avoid installing Win 7 from scratch because I only have the Win 7 disc provided by my computer manufacturer, which will likely want to reformat the drive as well.

    Any suggestions?

    It seems to me that you don't have too many choices other than install Windows 7 (From Scratch) after you install Mac OS....In order to have Dual Boots in the same Hard drive, you will need to different types of format...

    one Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and the second one Format: DOS Fat. to install Windows 7....You can do this using "Disc Utility" when you're installing Mac OS.

    Backup Restore won't work when it came to installing Windows 7 in a dual Boots...It works with Snow Leopard OS.

    If you format the hard drive and make 2 different partitions ( 1 Mac OS Extended Journaled and 1 Dos Fat) WINDOWS 7 WON'T FORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE AGAIN SINCE IS ALREADY DOS FAT FORMAT...I have done it many times. First install Mac OS and after you finish with it, you can install Windows 7 (From Scratch).
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    Hi guys.
    I've got exactly the same specs as you "Extraspeed": HP dv7t Quad Laptop
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor at 1.6GHz, 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM),1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M Graphics,500GB (7,200RPM) SATA Hard Drive

    I'm fairly new to this dual booting of OS X and Win 7, so I'd be very greatful for some feedback and tips

    I'm, as we speak, recovering from a faulty bios issue after trying to install OS X with iAtkos v7! I had to take the HD out of the machine, hook it up to my spear laptop and format the whole freakin thing, then I successfully managed to use my 4 System Recovery disks to re-install Win7...

    Now, I'd like to give it another shot at installing this dual boot. I notised you conversation above, concerning the installation of Win 7 after installing OS X. It seem logical to me that this way of formating the drives should work. Although, I have considered just installing the OS X onto an 8Gb USB2.0 memomy stick, which I'm not sure would work and well the OS would run on it. I'd rather have the OS X dual booting from a second partitioned drive on my laptop...

    So, if any of you guys managed to install this dual boot successfully with a 100% working OS X and Win 7 could you please tell how you managed that???
    I had it istalled, but needed to add boot flags (cpus=1 busratio= 12 (or 20) -y- u -x)
    I found some kext's online and managed to get mouse, bluetooth and graphic card to work (But not WIFI card!). But again, I could not BOOT successfully!!!

    Would be great if I could get some tips!

    Thanks!!!

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    Ummm....not sure where you have been reading but it is the other way around. Windows is the one that likes to be installed first. Windows won't sleep correctly other wise...well so I heard. Don't know from personal experience as I had already installed it first. You didn't say what version of OSX you were trying to double boot but my advice would be to install 7 first then OSX and use Chameleon to boot into them. It's a way better boot loader than that EasyBCD crap . If your installing a distro like iATKOS it's super simple just create a extra partition for OSX using Windows. Then use the OSX disc to erase that partition and format it HFS+Journaled.Select Chameleon v2, DSDT, and whatever else you need to get running. After the OSX install is complete, you will be able to access OSX but not Windows. To fix this all you have to do is flag the Windows partition active. Then reboot with the Windows 7 disc still in and select repair. Done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Softland View Post
    Hi guys.
    I've got exactly the same specs as you "Extraspeed": HP dv7t Quad Laptop
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor at 1.6GHz, 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM),1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M Graphics,500GB (7,200RPM) SATA Hard Drive

    I'm fairly new to this dual booting of OS X and Win 7, so I'd be very greatful for some feedback and tips

    I'm, as we speak, recovering from a faulty bios issue after trying to install OS X with iAtkos v7! I had to take the HD out of the machine, hook it up to my spear laptop and format the whole freakin thing, then I successfully managed to use my 4 System Recovery disks to re-install Win7...

    Now, I'd like to give it another shot at installing this dual boot. I notised you conversation above, concerning the installation of Win 7 after installing OS X. It seem logical to me that this way of formating the drives should work. Although, I have considered just installing the OS X onto an 8Gb USB2.0 memomy stick, which I'm not sure would work and well the OS would run on it. I'd rather have the OS X dual booting from a second partitioned drive on my laptop...

    So, if any of you guys managed to install this dual boot successfully with a 100% working OS X and Win 7 could you please tell how you managed that???
    I had it istalled, but needed to add boot flags (cpus=1 busratio= 12 (or 20) -y- u -x)
    I found some kext's online and managed to get mouse, bluetooth and graphic card to work (But not WIFI card!). But again, I could not BOOT successfully!!!

    Would be great if I could get some tips!

    Thanks!!!
    Boot up to fix any issues: -x-v busratio=24 cpus=1 maxmem=2048

    If you can fix it I'll sigesst you to use "Empire EFI" for i5/i7. some features need maybe some patching. WIFI (Intel N6200agn) doesn't work since there's no darwin driver for it.

    As you know DV7t gets really hot (Processor's area) on Snow Leopard OS you can fix that by installing " AppleACPIThermal.kext".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extraspeed View Post
    Boot up to fix any issues: -x-v busratio=24 cpus=1 maxmem=2048

    If you can fix it I'll sigesst you to use "Empire EFI" for i5/i7. some features need maybe some patching. WIFI (Intel N6200agn) doesn't work since there's no darwin driver for it.

    As you know DV7t gets really hot (Processor's area) on Snow Leopard OS you can fix that by installing " AppleACPIThermal.kext".


    Hey thanks for the advice! Right, well the boot flag you suggested did not work... I'm using the iAtkos v7 OS X 10.5xx... and have installed it with the Chameleon boot loader. But I have infact tried the Empire EFI as well, but it doesn't want me to boot into OS X either!!! During the last install I formated and partitioned all the drives and chose one DOS partitions for Win7 install and one for OS X. Win7 is not installed right now, but was planning to use the recovery disc's to re-install it after I've set up the OS X propperly...
    I just hope that the Win7 install will place itself on the DOS partition I created!

    DJ Osiris below, suggested I'd install Win7 first and then Mac OS X after... what's your take on that. What did you do? Are you running a dual boot btw?

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj Osiris View Post
    Ummm....not sure where you have been reading but it is the other way around. Windows is the one that likes to be installed first. Windows won't sleep correctly other wise...well so I heard. Don't know from personal experience as I had already installed it first. You didn't say what version of OSX you were trying to double boot but my advice would be to install 7 first then OSX and use Chameleon to boot into them. It's a way better boot loader than that EasyBCD crap . If your installing a distro like iATKOS it's super simple just create a extra partition for OSX using Windows. Then use the OSX disc to erase that partition and format it HFS+Journaled.Select Chameleon v2, DSDT, and whatever else you need to get running. After the OSX install is complete, you will be able to access OSX but not Windows. To fix this all you have to do is flag the Windows partition active. Then reboot with the Windows 7 disc still in and select repair. Done

    Hey thanks!
    I've been trying to install OSX with iAtkos v7 (OS X10.5xx... I think).
    Yeah the EasyBCD software, I think was the rewason why my bios shut down in the first place!!! And yes it seems to be really easy installing the OSX throught iAtkos, but I can't seem to reboot into OSX after install! I used to be able to boot into it in Safe Mode (with boot flags, but can't anymore for some reason!

    Which system and specs are you running on? Dv7 Quad Core too?

    Last thing: you were saying "to flag the Windows partition active"? How do I do that? (can't I just use Partition Wizard or something and mark the win partition active while booted in Win7, before I install OSX?
    And, I have only got my 4 Recovery Disc which I created to re-install Win7, can I use this? (I do have (one) Win7 64 bit Recovery Disc which I downloaded)

    Thanks for your help so far!!!

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    The loader (boot) has probably written some unwanted data to the front part of your disk hence not be able to boot into safe mode when you use to. To correct this the best way would be to wipe the drive using long format. Install Windows 7 first if your not using bitlocker you might want to format the partition before you install Windows. This will eliminate the 100mb system reserve partition that is only needed if using the above mentioned "Bitlocker". Install using iATKOS or another distro that contains Chameleon. Then boot with the Windows disc OEM recovery disc won't work I'm afraid. Perhaps you can use the Win7 x64 recovery disc you downloaded permitted it allows you access to a prompt (command prompt). Then use the commands than can be found here to mark the Windows partition active ignore the iATKOS stuff as it don't pertain to your issue Commands. I can't comment on Partition Wizard as I'm not familiar with it. Hope this helps explain things a little better.

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    Default A little bit lost in the world of kext's, dsdt's and patches!

    Quote Originally Posted by Extraspeed View Post
    Boot up to fix any issues: -x-v busratio=24 cpus=1 maxmem=2048

    If you can fix it I'll sigesst you to use "Empire EFI" for i5/i7. some features need maybe some patching. WIFI (Intel N6200agn) doesn't work since there's no darwin driver for it.

    As you know DV7t gets really hot (Processor's area) on Snow Leopard OS you can fix that by installing " AppleACPIThermal.kext".
    Hi again!

    After a clean install of win 7 I managed to install iAtkos v7 OS X onto one of my partitions! Although, I can only boot with Flags: (busratio=1 cpus=12 -y -u -x) I thought, if I at least finish the OS X setup, then I can install necessary patches, kexts and dsdt or whatever... to make the system run smoothly, have most things working (sound etc...) NOT TO MENTION be able to REBOOT propperly! But I'm a bit lost in this world of hacking...
    I got the impression that I have the same specs as you?
    (HP Pavillion) Dv7t 3085dx Core i7 720 QM, Graphic card Nvidia 320m, motherboard P55 etc?

    If so, it would be GREAT if I could get some installation instructions after I have booted into Mac OS X!!!
    )PS: I am also planning to do an upgrade from 10.5.7 to 10.5.8 Combo - then upgrade to 10.6.0 (or 10.6.3) any notes on that too would be HIGHLY appreciated

 

 

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