Install Windows Vista on your Mac
Install Windows Vista on your Mac
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Install Windows Vista on your Mac

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[ music ] ^M00:00:11 >> There's a cool program out there that Apple's testing out right now called Bootcamp, that lets you run Windows on your computer. Now you can't run them both at the same time with this program, but you can install Windows on it and dual boot your system. Let's show you how to do it. Before we install Bootcamp, we have to make sure your computer is in shape for the upgrade. So we need to make sure it's running an Intel processor. Click on your little Apple logo, then click about this Mac and this one says it's running Intel Core 2 Duo, so we're good there. Then we need to make sure our OS10 version is at least 10.4.6, this one says it's running 10.4.9. Now, underneath there there's a little software update button. We need to click that and make sure we're running all of the latest software. Once all that is done, do not go any further until you back up your system. Now it's time to fire up our browser and go to www.Apple com/bootcamp. You need to download this 28 page installation and set up guide. Now you may say, why do I need to download, you're gonna show me how to do it so, don't worry about. Just do it, you'll wanna have this reference on paper in case you get to a place where you're totally confused. Once you've downloaded the program, it should be on your desktop or wherever it downloaded to. Double click it and let it go through the motions of installing Bootcamp on our system. Now you won't find a Bootcamp icon on your desktop, so you need to browse to your finder, then go to applications under utilities, you should find it. There it is, Bootcamp assistant. Double click it and let's start it up. So the first thing you need to do is put in a black disk to make a set of drivers and other software that you're gonna run on the Windows side once you have this all installed. Now you need to make a little space on your hard drive to install the Windows software. I'm just gonna click here on this use 32 gigs to make it easy and partition away. Once it's finished partitioning, you'll see this screen that says start Windows installation, you wanna grab your Windows disk. It'll tell you the ones that will work for this. You have to have a full installation disk and you just pop that in and click start installation. Now your computer's gonna shut down, it's gonna restart and actually boot off the Windows disk, into the Windows installation mode. The first thing Vista's gonna ask you to do is enter in your product key for activation, but I'm sort of trying out Vista. I just wanna see how it works on my Mac, so I'm not gonna activate it just yet. So even though it doesn't look like you can skip this page, just click next without entering anything in the form and click no after that. And it'll still let you install Vista, you just won't have anything available after 30 days of use. So we wanna check to make sure that we're putting it on the right partition. We don't wanna copy this over our Mac OS10 installation. So here's partition three is 32 gigs which is exactly the amount that we partitioned before. So that must be it. So here's a portion where it's gonna take the longest for this installation. It's gonna copy all the files to your hard drive, expand them, then install Vista and finally restart your system and start up the new Vista operating system. So this is gonna take a little bit. When you see your welcome screen, resist the urge to dive right into Vista right away because not everything is gonna work just yet. First we need to take out our Vista disk and here's your first challenge. You go right for the eject button on your Mac, not gonna work because you don't have those drivers in yet. So you have to go to your start menu, computer and manually eject it. Then remember our driver disk? We're gonna put that one in and if everything is working properly, it should automatically start right up by itself. This Bootcamp installation disk contains all of the drivers for everything that runs your Mac. Things like the Isite, things like the Blue Tooth, things like your wireless, things like the eject button and it put them all in this neat little file that it's installing on your Windows Vista side, so hopefully it'll run just as smoothly as your OS10 side. Some people probably argue that, but I'm sticking with it. Once your Bootcamp installer's finished, you're gonna restart your computer one finally time so that you can finally enjoy Windows Vista. I wish there were some great screen that says congratulations. Look, you just installed Windows on a Mac, but there's not going to be. One thing you do get is a little Bootcamp help dialog box that'll pop up the first time when you restart in Vista. Close that out and to test to make sure we did everything right, let's press our eject button and see if our disk comes out. And it did. So we must have done everything correctly. Congratulations, you now have the best of both worlds on one computer. The only thing you need to know now is how to switch between Windows and OS10. So there's a couple ways you can do it. The first is upon start up, you just hold down the ALT option key. Now if you wanna choose to default operating system to start up in, you can go into Windows in the control panel, there's a little thing called start up disk and they also have that same option under your system preferences in your OS10. That's all there is to it. That's it for this Insider Secret. I'm Rich DeMuro with cnettv. Enjoy your new found freedom with two operating systems. [ music ] ^M00:05:21

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