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 PostPost subject: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:57 am 
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Windows XP is starting to age, So I wanna put 7 on my spare partition, What build should I use? I want one that is fast and stable, or should I just wait for RC. I haven't used 7 since Beta 1 so I'm very behind (Beta one worked badly)

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Another kinda offtopic question is that would Hackintosh release would be suitable for that machine, I have Kallaway's Leopard

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:25 am 
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If you want windows 7 i would wait for the RC now as it will be released soon, otherwise if you want it now i would use 7077.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:52 am 
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Hang in there, RC is comming on May 5.

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5th of May shall be the day my spare partition gets used too.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:34 am 
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Try iATKOS, I always find that release to be the most stable and full featured. It's also booted up on machines that Kalyway refused to boot up on, for me.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:25 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:38 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:51 am 
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It's offtopic to talk about Hackintosh operating systems in the Microsoft Operating Systems section, however.

If you want something that's fast and stable, scrap Hackintosh. I garuntee you it will crash. I have a Retail version of Mac OS X Leopard on my other hard drive, and it works fine. But it was a big hassle to get working, so I don't advise it.

For Windows 7, your computer specs seem fine for it (Windows 7 runs great on my friend's Pentium processor at 2.0GHz), and I suggest if you want the most stable and fast, get the official RC coming May 5.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:32 am 
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There are stable versions of osx86 such as the iATKOS mentioned as well as iDeneb or iPC. By stable I mean it is very hardware specific and not all versions will work on all hardware configurations, but if you're lucky it will run fine. I ran iPC 10.5.6 (Voodoo kernel) for quite a while with no major issues to speak of, and I have an AMD system, but it is far from optimized and the keyboard setup got tedious. Give one a try, at least then you can say did and if it's not for you then there's always the RC to look forward to.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:13 pm 
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iATKOS

I (third?) trying this out it works great :P. (for me anyways)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:27 am 
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IMO go install the ideneb 10.5.6 disc. It's great Came with a hell of a lot of fixes and drivers. Although i must admit my usb didn't work and was not resolved. Kalyway 10.5.5 did not have this issue (i also recommend this and since you already have it, well, too easy:)). After using linux for years and windows in my recording studio i am quite happy with mac's products.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:18 pm 
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I am so Stoked that the RC is coming in a few weeks. I'm so Excited I can't wait any more. :beta: :D

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:26 pm 
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If you want a hackintosh, I recommend iATKOS 5i (availiable in all good retail torrent stores). Works fairly well on my Acer. You can also update to the latest version of OS X with iATKOS as well. (You may need to backup your kexts first incase some don't work)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:07 pm 
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I am still downloading iATKOS 5i but it does not need a key right?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Shoudn't do.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:20 pm 
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I still recommend using the retail Apple Leopard DVD if you have a modern PC, that way you get an installation that you know is 100% Apple, no nasty hacks etc, and you quite safely update it from Software Update.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:42 am 
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You mean the boot123 method?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:50 am 
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Yes, I've recently reinstalled Leopard using it and it's much better than the old hacked DVDs :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:51 am 
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But I am guessing you need to go out and pay money ;)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:53 am 
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:
I still recommend using the retail Apple Leopard DVD if you have a modern PC, that way you get an installation that you know is 100% Apple, no nasty hacks etc, and you quite safely update it from Software Update.



I thought the whole point of a hackintosh was that retail versions of osx do not work on non apple hardware/systems, hence the hacks to circumvent the apple hardware id crap as well as enabling use on hardware that apple never designed osx to be used with. The hacks being necessary for the basic functioning of the OS. I would have thought that if it were as easy as just installing osx from a retail disc, thats what everyone would be doing rather than resorting to a custom spun version?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:59 am 
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That used to be how it was, you could never use retail DVDs for a long time, but the new Boot-132 method of installation allows the use of retail discs, you then just install a special bootloader which includes a folder for placing the extra drivers and the decrypter in, so they are kept separate from the OS X installation itself, so /System contains only 100% Apple files and nothing else :) There's no real need to use the hacked discs any more, though some people still seem to like them, I guess if they happen to contain the drivers for your hardware then it makes installation easier but in my experience you always had to install as many extra bits afterwards anyway, plus you had to undo all the hacks like missing utilities, changed branding images, etc.


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But I am guessing you need to go out and pay money ;)

Well you could download a copy of the retail DVD for Macs if you're that way inclined, but I ended up buying a real copy, it was only about £30 from eBay and I like owning the real box, plus it's even more satisfying to see a real Apple disc working on a PC :)

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I saw a video just a minute ago of someone doing that on one of those Dell Mini laptops, Leopard on a SSD is epic win

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 PostPost subject: Re: Switching to Windows 7 (or prehaps Hackintosh)        Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:18 am 
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Easier than Boot132, Install Kalyway 10.5.2 (Quick and stable) and then install a retail Leopard from within (Make sure the hard disk is GUID partition table).

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In what ways is that better than using boot123 to install a retail disk?


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