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    installing win 7
    Just wondering if anyone knows where to find a detailed description of installing windows 7 on imac. Does it matter if it's an OEM version. I just get black screen. The Imac is brand new i5. cheers

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    Hello,

    If you use the Bootcamp Utility to install Windoze, print out the detailed instructions how to install. Follow instructions to the letter. You will need a full copy, not upgrade version of Windoze. You could also use the developer version of Windoze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kybosh View Post
    Just wondering if anyone knows where to find a detailed description of installing windows 7 on imac. Does it matter if it's an OEM version. I just get black screen. The Imac is brand new i5. cheers
    The first link from Google when I searched "installing windows 7 on mac" found me a tutorial:

    Using Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on your Mac: The Complete Walkthrough – Simple Help

    Try to search Google and other threads on this forum to answer your questions rather then posting on here.

    You also have the option to install Windows as a Virtual Machine, so you don't have to power off your Mac to boot into Windows. Have a look at VMWare Fusion or Parallels. GOOGLE IT

    All the best,

    -Ben
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    You can use an OEM version of windows 7 but it has to be a full version. For example you can buy OEM software from Directron for less money because it doesn't come with a retail box - just the disk.
    http://www.directron.com/win7oem.html
    You cannot use a dell, hp, lenovo, etc OEM windows 7 disk as it is made specifically for a computer from that manufacturer.

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    Everytime I see an 'install WIndows 7' thread on here I want to cry.

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    To OP: OEM System Builder versions of Windows (XP, Vista, Win 7) are always full install. Other OEM versions (Dell, Sony, Acer, HP, etc.) may not be.

    Regards.

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    haha silly windows, OP, have you decided that you want to use Bootcamp, or would you like to be able to switch back and forth from windows to OSX?

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