Can install windows 7 and or linux mint on apple computer?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lovestudio, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. lovestudio

    lovestudio MDL Member

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    just yes or no? on apple computer that had previously some mac os.
     
  2. lovestudio

    lovestudio MDL Member

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    help, anyone, it is a simple question.
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    If it uses Intel processor, the you can.
     
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  4. jime1

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  5. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Fixed it for you :p, any hardware has good compatibility for windows 7 ;)
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Why anybody sane would want to run Windows on an overpriced Apple hardware?!?

    sebus
     
  7. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    A big no. Apple has its own OS mac OS.
     
  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    rEFIt to boot other like linux.
     
  9. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    @alicepattinson


    Grow up man :winkiss:
     
  10. hiepelines2

    hiepelines2 MDL Novice

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    i think you should use iOS , dont' install win7 on MAC computer
     
  11. TheoArcher

    TheoArcher MDL Novice

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    maybe bootcamp is a good compromise
     
  12. Jack900

    Jack900 MDL Novice

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    I agree with alicepattinson..Apple has its own OS.
     
  13. cheetah3k5

    cheetah3k5 MDL Novice

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    Bootcamp is the best solution for a different OS running on an apple computer
     
  14. Bala8.1

    Bala8.1 MDL Novice

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    Certainly Bootcamp is useful but unnecessary in this situation. The Ubuntu universe does make a dedicated OS for both powerpc and intel based Mac which does require a little tweaking to give the look and feel of Linux Mint. Since Mint in fully based on Ubuntu alterations are easy to do.

    Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS for Mac available here:
    cdimage dot ubuntu dot com/lubuntu/releases/14.04.2/release
     
  15. chambourg19

    chambourg19 MDL Novice

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    Yes you can till version 10.9.5 Mac OS Mavericks.
    For this you just need to use boot camp from Apple and create a dedicated partition on your hard drive.

    Easy to do.

    Starting Yosemite version of mac OS X (10.x.y) boot camp is only compatible with Windows 8 and above.
     
  16. Parazite

    Parazite MDL Novice

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    Bootcamp for the win.

    I run Trisquel, Windows, and the Mac OS on my mac.
    I have a iMac with a i7 3.4 ghz proc, 1 tb ssd, and 32 gb's of ram.
    I find myself using VM's while I'm in the Mac side, via parallels. I have one older mac that I'm just going to straight install Zorin or Trisquel linux on, without any other OS to fall back on. Dual booting, using bootcamp is still a valid and time tested way to run windows, and then reboot, and run mac.
     
  17. wladw

    wladw MDL Member

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    Just use the latest BOOTCAMP.
     
  18. oldking

    oldking MDL Novice

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    all apple laptops which are older than 2014 will accept installing windows 7 , newer laptops will only accept boot from windows 8 or 10
    i have already done that for a few clients , remove OS X and replace it with windows , you would get a very good performance windows laptop
    for 100% compatibility make sure you run bootcamp , let the setup download the drivers from apple server , save the files on a flash drive and use it after installing windows
     
  19. Ehtrakiyushi

    Ehtrakiyushi Guest

    Yep, bootcamp should do it.
     
  20. aaronfranke

    aaronfranke MDL Novice

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    Specifically which computer?