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Windows 7 install without boot camp


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bingunginter

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I'm going to buy the new 2011 mac mini. I like the hardware but don't care about the mac os and don't want to use it all.

I will be replacing the hard drive with my vertex 2 ssd.
Is there a way to install Windows 7 on the mac mini on fresh empty hdd from usb flash drives.

I already have the windows 7(ultimate) installation on usb flash drives.

On the pc its easy, go to bios, choose boot from usb. I'm not sure if it is the same with mac.

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Jirv311

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Just hold down Option (Alt) at the Apple chime and select the USB drive. You "might" need to burn the Windows 7 install files to a disc in order for the Mini to see it. Then just format the drive as normal wiping out all other partitions. Then use your Mac OS X disc to install the Windows drivers post install.

This is how I have my MacPro running. No Mac OS at all on it.





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