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In other words can u rectify your windows system if it doesnt work or does it permanatly change the computer.
Is there any posibility of an update fo this that doesnt require a cd booted.


Backup everything from your Windows installation. You are making permanent changes.

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Dear PC Wizz,

I know this is a real stupid question but i can't find the answer to it for some time now (Maybe because i'm dutch) so here it goes.

Once I get the right hardware, can I just use the installation disc from my Macbook? (It's Mac OS-X Tiger)

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I dont know if this information is usefull but here it goes:

It is Mac OSX 10.4.., I have an Intel Core Duo 2,0 Ghz cpu, dous this make it a x86?

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Macvision,

gabe_ has answered your question nicely.

darkraver,

No that is not possible. You can't use mac specific discs.

EDIT: I might consider adding that to the FAQ :angry:

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Thanks Gabe ;) And a big thankyou to pcwiz for putting everything together, this make is easy for me to understand as a non programmer and I want to try this ..... when i get a computer fast enough to support this (damn u 7 year old PC with 2000).

Just to confirm, You can't just boot from the cd and then just boot windows all other times. (school laptop where school doesn't want us to install a new OS)and can i run it inside windows otherwise (i'm allowed to do this)

Thanks all you've done a great job :)

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You're welcome.

Yeah if you want to run it native you have to install it onto a separate partition and dual boot. But it is possible to install within Windows using VMware. It is very slow however and only Tiger is confirmed working, no Leopard for sure yet.

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ok that covers alot of stuff....

but.. there's one thing... I installed the iatkos one, 10.5.1 leopard, and it works fine..

but i wanted to know if i could normally install stuff like iLife, because i installed imovie and when i try to open it
it says quit unexpectedly and when i looked at the error report is said :

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NsInternalInconsistencyException' ,
reason: 'creating more than one application'


If anyone could please help, that would be great, cause the only reason i installed mac was to be able to use Imovie..

thanks.

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Update iMovie and it should work. But tawakol, that is not a general question and thereforce CANNOT be placed in the FAQ. The FAQ goes through how to troubleshoot a problem, thats what you should have done ;)

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what do u mean by updating imovie? you mean getting a higher version?

the one i was trying to install was imovie 7.. do i need to use 8?


i looked all over the internet..

but what i meant was you should add whether or not you can normally install
programs on the hackintosh.. but its a great faq tho.. helped me a bunch :rolleyes:

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You can obviously run normal programs on a hackintosh, otherwise OSx86 would be useless. I mean use Apple Software Update to update iMovie and iLife. iMovie 06 and iMovie 08 both work fine, not sure what you mean by iMovie 7. But whatever version of iMovie you are installing, it has to be Intel/Universal Binary, can't be a PPC version.

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Add some Natit and nVidia insight in here too. Then your guide will be on store shelves! :wacko:

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aright thanks mate,

I got alot of other stuff installed so i figured that the imovie i got was broken (via torrents)

so im currently downloading a new one right now..

oh.. and i cant update imovie. .i dont have internet.. sadly.. on my mac.. :( tried everything.. but anyway

Thanks alot, you really cleared up a lot of stuff for me :(

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You can download the update from the Apple site, burn it to a disc or copy it to a thumbdrive and install :)

MoC,

Sure :) I'll see what I can get in :)

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i also realized that you could just drag stuff in ur applications folder and woosh. it would be installed. so my brother, he has a genuine mac, took all the programs i needed from him and put them in my applications folder and everything works beautifully lol. i love it.

thx about the dling from apple site.. theres alot of stuff there :censored2:

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No problem :(

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hey pcwiz. Any luck with the 9600 phenom? will it work? and give its true quade core? Thanks

No problem :angry2:

O and Great Help! x-oLeNt tUt!!

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I don't know about Phenoms, you could ask Colonel or erei33, they use AMD :)

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+ 1 to sticky

thanks ~pcwiz, for educating the uninitiated, myself included. :-)

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No problem, this is already stickied :D

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Very helpfull FAQ, I was able to install it with succes.

See hardware profile on my sig.





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