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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellerrocks View Post
    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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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?
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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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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?

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    So i cant run it on windows 7? Even if i pay $699?

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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellerrocks View Post
    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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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Stormin View Post
    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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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellerrocks View Post
    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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    Does Mac Mini Work With Windows 7 Laptop?
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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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