I havent gotten my laptop yet, but i am preparing everything on my desktop pc for when i get it this friday
Specs of my new HP laptop
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- • 3rd generation Intel® Core i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
- • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
- • 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- • 750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- • Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth®
Its basically the specs of a Macbook pro so the 10.8 should come stock with drivers for the most of the hardware...
i read some tutorials but i am a little sketchy as where to start, i want to be able to dual boot my windows and the latest and greatest mountain lion!
i have gotten mac os x to run on my intel core 2 duo desktop pc in vmware, but dual booting is completely different. I have dual booted ubuntu and windows 8 release preview on my desktop before but those where easy, no tech brain needed for 2 clicks and a wait :/
BUT! uninstalling windows 8 was the bad part because i ended up deleting my bootloader, but i managed to get it back.... Basically what i am saying!! is that i am pretty tech savy and can follow tutorials easily, and can probably fix a small error on my own...
i want to be able to install 10.8 fresh without any previous versions because my new laptop has the latest ivy bridge processor... and i dont want to run into problems with it not supporting it, what will i have to do?
i saw this tutorial but some parts i have a question about.... (obviously because i am a newb :S )
i know this is probably a dumb question but, when i install mac os x it will replace my windows bootloader with the mac one correct?
so when my computer restarts after installation it will automatically boot mac osx correct?
also, the chamelion bootloader (once installed) in the tutorial should replace the mac osx bootloader and provide a choice of windows or mac on next restart correct??
and lets say for some reason the mac bootloader is not installed, should i have a bootable cd with chamelion bootloader handy? (if that is even possible)
theres only onething i am afraid of, its when formatting the new partition that i created through windows in the mac installation, its because of this topic post on OSx86 forum http://www.osx86.net...ion-7000-a.html
he has the exact laptop i am getting and he said it completely formatted the whole hardrive and joined both partitions,( windows one and blank one for mac) and i dont have a copy of windows 7...
what i am thinking is i will create a backup disk using my laptop in windows 7, but idk if it will reinstall all of my windows if there is nothing on the hardrive... Doesnt it use files on the windows partition to completely reinstall windows? or will it allow me to do a fresh install if something goes wrong and windows is completely deleted.
Thanks! i believe that is all of the questions and concerns that i have! Hope to hear at least some feedback!
oh, and i would have posted this in the notebook section, but i failed the second quiz by 2 questions , and the second time i tried to google the two i knew i missed but when i came back for the second question it submitted itself :S i didnt know it was timed or had something that detected me being away from the page?? ...