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Hi,

I have an ASUS netbook (1001PXD) running Windows 7 Starter and would like to install OS X onto it. I have found the following guide which seems fairly straight forward. However, the only thing I am unsure about is if I can retain my existing Windows 7 installation as I dont want to lose this. Will installing OS X using the above method damage the Windows bootloader?

My HDD is currently partitioned into:
  • C Drive with Windows 7 install (NTFS)
  • D Drive empty (NTFS). I plan to reformat this to FAT32 so that I can then use Disk Utility to reformat as HFS and install OS X here.
  • hidden partition with system recovery.
I dont want to damage any of the other partitions when installing to D drive. Is this possible?

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Will installing OS X using the above method damage the Windows bootloader?

It will/may, but it's easy to repair it.

I dont want to damage any of the other partitions when installing to D drive. Is this possible?

It is, but there are few things you should know before doing so. As usual, provided that the hardware you have CAN RUN the above OS, you should be able to do so.

I don't know the specs of the netbook, so can't tell much about How-to. Here we have a dedicated sub forum for netbook users. Please have a look.

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It will/may, but it's easy to repair it.
It is, but there are few things you should know before doing so. As usual, provided that the hardware you have CAN RUN the above OS, you should be able to do so.

I don't know the specs of the netbook, so can't tell much about How-to. Here we have a dedicated sub forum for netbook users. Please have a look.


Thanks for the info! Is there a guide somewhere on how to fix the Windows bootloader?

Ive done some research and it sounds like the hardware should be ok using the info from the guide.

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Many dualbooting guides have that part (restore bootloader). This for instance:
http://www.insanelym...-finally-works/

P.S. Read it, but you should be aware that not all the steps might be needed for your particular case.





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