Run Windows on a Mac
Run Windows on a Mac
3:47

Run Windows on a Mac

Operating Systems
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:13 >> We're showing you how to run Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp under Tiger; but Boot Camp is included in OS X Leopard and therefore a little smoother to run. I'm Tom Merritt from cnet.com on this edition of Insider Secrets we'll show you how to run Windows on a Mac Leopard style. First gather the things you need--1 Mac with OS X Leopard installed 1 copy of your OS X Leopard disk and a copy of Windows XP or Vista which you have legally purchased. If you're not on a laptop make sure you have a USB keyboard too, and then backup your data--good. Now we're ready. Make sure you are logged in as administrator then go to applications, utilities and launch Boot Camp assistant. The first thing you'll need to do is create a partition for Windows. Now here you'll need to decide what file system you'll want to use. The file system is how the data is written to the Windows side. FAT 32 is the system that lets you read and write your Windows files in OS X but you're limited to a 32 gigabyte partition and you can't use Windows Vista. NTFS is the system that limits you to only reading Windows files in OS X but you can make the hard drive partition larger and you can use either XP or Vista. How much space you need depends on which OS you think you'll use most often. No matter what you do though you won't be able to read or write OS X files from Windows, at least without purchasing extra software. I made my partition NTFS and made it large. Once you decide, click partition, next it will ask you to start the Windows installation. Insert your Windows disk and press Start installation. Your computer will restart and launch into the Windows installation. Follow the instructions for installing Windows just as they push you along but be sure of these two things. One--choose the right hard drive. It will be the one called Boot Camp. Don't install Windows on the drive where OS X is or you will be very miserable. Two--chose the right format. Now Vista you don't need to worry; but in Windows XP it will ask you whether you want FAT 32 or NTFS. Choose the one you decided on earlier. If you choose FAT 32 on a partition larger than 32 gigabytes you will be a best wasting a bunch of hard drive space and at worst, causing the implosion of dark matter that will eliminate us all. We're almost home free. After the installation you'll boot into Windows, go to my Computer, select the CD drive, right click and choose eject this disk. Eject the Windows installation disk then insert your OS X disk and install the drivers there. It should start automatically but if it doesn't, go back to the CD drive and double click setup.exe. You'll restart again and Windows will tell you it found all kinds of great new hardware. Just follow its instructions. From now on if you want to boot into Windows you'll have to hold down the option key during boot up and select Windows. You can also change the preference to boot into Windows in the Boot Camp Control Panel. That's it for this Insider Secret. Check out more videos on cnettv.com for tips on how to write to Windows files from OS X and how to reprogram the Mac keyboard to work better in Windows. I'm Tom Merritt. Enjoy your dual citizen Mac. ^M00:03:42 [ Music ] ^M00:03:46

Up Next

We Tried iOS 17 for Ourselves and We're Impressed So Far
p1004061

Up Next

We Tried iOS 17 for Ourselves and We're Impressed So Far

Apple Is Pushing Widgets Everywhere — Here's Why
230622-site-widgets-apple-one-more-thing

Apple Is Pushing Widgets Everywhere — Here's Why

iOS 17 Brings Big Changes to Old Habits: Live Voicemail, AirDrop and Siri
vmstill

iOS 17 Brings Big Changes to Old Habits: Live Voicemail, AirDrop and Siri

WWDC 2023: Here Are All the Major iOS 17 Features
230605-clean-ios-17-walkthrough

WWDC 2023: Here Are All the Major iOS 17 Features

Apple iOS 17: Every New Feature (Supercut)
iosstill

Apple iOS 17: Every New Feature (Supercut)

Apple Debuts MacOS Sonoma
wwdc-new-seq-00-17-15-16-still002.png

Apple Debuts MacOS Sonoma

Apple Announces FaceTime for Apple TV
wwdc-new-seq-00-30-46-08-still003.png

Apple Announces FaceTime for Apple TV

Apple Reveals iOS 17
wwdc-new-seq-00-00-01-13-still001.png

Apple Reveals iOS 17

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch
p1050672

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Bringing an Old Story Into a Vast Open World
ff7rebirth-210224-land-00-00-01-19-still001

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Bringing an Old Story Into a Vast Open World

Camera Comparison: The Galaxy S24 Ultra Takes On the iPhone 15 Pro Max
240219-yt-vs-iphone-15-pro-max-vs-camera-comparison-v03

Camera Comparison: The Galaxy S24 Ultra Takes On the iPhone 15 Pro Max

Pulse Elite Review: PlayStation's New Gaming Headset
240219-site-sony-pulse-elite-wireless-headset

Pulse Elite Review: PlayStation's New Gaming Headset

What to Expect from Mobile World Congress 2024
mwc2024site-00-01-26-10-still001

What to Expect from Mobile World Congress 2024

See How the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera Compares to the Pixel 8 Pro's
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-vs-pixel-8-pro-3

See How the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera Compares to the Pixel 8 Pro's

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro
adobe-lightroom-00-02-58-03-still006-1

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone
p1022441-mp4-15-35-32-23-still001

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up
vlcsnap-2024-01-29-14h38m03s627.png

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Ring Designed for Health Tracking
samsung-debuts-galaxy-ring-for-health-tracking-00-05-13-09-still001

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Ring Designed for Health Tracking

First Look at Rabbit R1 Mobile AI Device
rabbitr1cms

First Look at Rabbit R1 Mobile AI Device

Latest How To All how to videos

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips
superbowl-tv-settings-thumb1

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro
240202-site-spatial-computing-on-meta-quest-3

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4
howto-createyourowngpt-clean

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6
231120-site-tips-tricks-and-hidden-features-v2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6