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    Default What OS shall i install on XPS M1530?

    hi, im a complete n00b to hackingtoshing, i have no idea where to start, i would like to run the apple osx on my laptop, but am so confused at which one whats so ever.

    my laptop - Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo T9300 (6M Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
    processor speed: 2.50 Ghz

    Operating system: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    4GB DDR2 667Mhz (2x2GB)
    320GB HARD DISK DRIVE SATA 5400rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated RAM

    i was wondering which os/ how to install it? and if i should dual boot it and keep windows 7 on it as well? cheers Ali



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    With that hardware you shouldn't have any trouble with iATKOS v7. That's if you don't mind using Leopard instead of Snow. My advice would be to use a distro like iATKOS first though. Download that OS we can't link to them here but grab it. Set your BIOS to AHCI before install. Under options make sure these are checked:

    iATKOS Main System
    Apple Decrypt
    Chameleon v2
    Extra
    DSDT
    Disabler
    OHR
    AHCI
    NVEnabler or NVInject (use one or the other)
    Voodoo PS2

    That should at least get you to the desktop. After words Windows bootloader will be broken but to fix it. Insert your Windows disc. Choose repair, use other tools. Select command prompt then use these commands typing enter after each one

    diskpart
    list disk (Usually 0 for 1st disk)
    select disk 0 (change accordingly if not the first disk)
    list partition (This will show ur partitions note your Windows partition )
    select partition 1 (change to the number you got above)
    active

    After that reboot with the Windows disc then select repair. Hope this helps

    ** Of course don't write the stuff in red
    Last edited by Dj Osiris; 04-23-2010 at 02:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj Osiris View Post
    Hi

    With that hardware you shouldn't have any trouble with iATKOS v7. That's if you don't mind using Leopard instead of Snow. My advice would be to use a distro like iATKOS first though. Download that OS we can't link to them here but grab it. Set your BIOS to AHCI before install. Under options make sure these are checked:

    iATKOS Main System
    Apple Decrypt
    Chameleon v2
    Extra
    DSDT
    Disabler
    OHR
    AHCI
    NVEnabler or NVInject (use one or the other)
    Voodoo PS2

    That should at least get you to the desktop. After words Windows bootloader will be broken but to fix it. Insert your Windows disc. Choose repair, use other tools. Select command prompt then use these commands typing enter after each one

    diskpart
    list disk (Usually 0 for 1st disk)
    select disk 0 (change accordingly if not the first disk)
    list partition (This will show ur partitions note your Windows partition )
    select partition 1 (change to the number you got above)
    active

    After that reboot with the Windows disc then select repair. Hope this helps

    ** Of course don't write the stuff in red

    Hi again! Thanks so much for you help in that other thread!

    Regarding the Bios setup though: "Set your BIOS to AHCI before install"
    On the DV7t 3085dx I don't have many options and adjustments to make in the Bios besides the really basic stuff! Especially not setting the Bios to AHCI! How has anyone else with the same specs been able to adjust this?

    Cheers,
    K.

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    I believe you mentioned in the other thread you had the same specs as Extraspeed. He mentioned something about Dv7 running hot without thermal kext. So maybe it's not able to be changed and that's his solution . He would be the better person to ask for that model as far as settings and kext go.

 

 

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