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    As the description says I am a COMPLETE n00b when it comes to anything advanced with computers. I can navigate my way around better than any normal person and I know certain lingo and certain things about what does what (basic knowledge). However, when it comes to installing a partition and dual booting I am totally new. I've only JUST recently succumb to even thinking about dual booting with a Mac OS with the Lion release (it looks amazing basically). I have a feeling I will be unable to install Lion, but that may come at a different time. I'd just like a Mac OS on this laptop for school because it does have some utilities and software that makes it easier for school projects (full-time college student). I will list my computer specs below to see if anyone can help me with this task. Any help would be appreciated.

    I'll include everything from Device Manager because I have no idea what information someone will need to help me out. Let's start with the basics.

    Dell Studio XPS 1640
    Current OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    RAM: 4 GB
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz

    Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

    ACPI x64 based PC

    Disk Drives
    ST9250410ASG ATA Device

    Display Adapters
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670

    DVD-CD ROM Drives
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA10N ATA Device

    Human Interface Devices
    HID compliant consumer control device (infrared tranceiver)

    HID compliant consumer control device (USB Human Interface Device)

    HID Compliant Device x3

    ITECIR Infrared Receiver (EC)

    Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver

    USB Human Interface Device

    IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
    IDE Channel x3

    Intel® ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929

    Ricoh Memory Stick Controller

    Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller

    Ricoh xD-Picture Card Controller

    IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers
    RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

    Imaging Devices
    facap, FastAccess Video Capture

    Integrated Webcam

    Officejet J4680 Series

    Microsoft eHome MCIR 109 Keyboard

    Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard

    Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keys

    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

    Network Adapters
    Broadcom NetLink ™ Gigabit Ethernet

    Intel® WiFi Link 5300 AGN

    SD Host Adapter
    SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

    Sound video and game controllers
    ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01

    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

    Storage Controllers
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

    System Devices (important only)
    Intel® 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448

    Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940

    Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2942

    Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 2946

    Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 6 - 294A

    Intel® ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930

    Intel® ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919

    Mobile Intel® 45 Express Chipset Series PCI Express Root Port - 2A41

    Mobile Intel® 45 Express Chipset Series Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A40

    Long list I know. If anyone can help me on this, I'd greatly appreciate it. Again, I put everything that I think someone would need to help me out. Please help me if you can. Any help, again, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this.

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    Omg I'm so sorry for the triple post. I kept getting a 404 Error after submitting. I didn't see it on the main page. Must have had a hiccup in the system for a second. Admins please delete the other 2.



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