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Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?


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Hackintoshes? Ok all i wanted to know was if i buy a mac mini and connect it to my windows 7 i5 64-bit laptop will it work? If so what does it do?
This is a flat out yes answer. You can connect the two and share files etc, without too much issue in setup. It's effectively the same as running two Windows 7 computers from that stand point.

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Really? Even if you pay for the OS system?
Yes. You only have the permission to install the OS on Apple computers...
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So i cant run it on windows 7? Even if i pay $699?
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So i cant run it on windows 7? Even if i pay $699?
Run WHAT?

You can NOT run OS X on a non-Apple computer (legally).

A Mac Mini is a computer.
Windows 7 is an operating system.
OS X (Lion, Snow Leopard, etc) is an operating system.

Windows 7 may be run on any supported hardware (legally).

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Yes. You only have the permission to install the OS on Apple computers...
I guess that makes sense. Didnt really put to much thought into it personally. but good to know.

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So i cant run it on windows 7? Even if i pay $699?
I think that things are getting confusing...or we do not understand what you want to do.

If you want to run Windows 7 (Windows 7 that you paid for)...on a Mac-Mini...yes it will work & it is totally legal to do.

What is not allowed is...you are not allowed to install the Mac OS on a "Windows computer" (such as an HP, Dell, Sony, etc. computer).

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@wellerrocks: I would like to ask again..What is your main goal or purpose for getting a Macintosh computer?

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Hehe, he reminds me of people that call the tower/desktop part of the computer "hard drive". Always takes a while to understand what they are talking about. I'm pretty sure the op of the thread means his PC laptop every time he mentions "Windows 7".

circa_bc: You can have a Mac Mini at home and use something like VNC to remote desktop into the Mac. That way everything is running on the Mac Mini, but you can control it from your Win7 laptop. Again - not really a Mac experience at all and I wouldn't recommend it.

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