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Im preparing to do a dual boot Dell xps 435. it has:

 

- Ati 4850 1Gb

- Intel Core i7 920

- 4GB DDR3 Memory

- Intel 82567LF Gigabit Ethernet Controller

- Realtek ALC888/1200

- x58 Motherboard

 

 

I know there has been a how to written by VincentvanG to do one with a single HDD. However i will have 2 hard drives. Will it be easier to install SL on the new untouched HDD and leave win 7 on the original? Will it be easier for booting purposes? I guess what i really want to know is whats the best way to go about dual booting?

 

Any input is very much appreciated. This will be my first attempt at doing anything like this so try to spell it out for me, thanks. :)

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Im preparing to do a dual boot Dell xps 435. it has:

 

- Ati 4850 1Gb

- Intel Core i7 920

- 4GB DDR3 Memory

- Intel 82567LF Gigabit Ethernet Controller

- Realtek ALC888/1200

- x58 Motherboard

 

 

I know there has been a how to written by VincentvanG to do one with a single HDD. However i will have 2 hard drives. Will it be easier to install SL on the new untouched HDD and leave win 7 on the original? Will it be easier for booting purposes? I guess what i really want to know is whats the best way to go about dual booting?

 

Any input is very much appreciated. This will be my first attempt at doing anything like this so try to spell it out for me, thanks. :)

 

This is by far the easiest way to dual boot. To be safest, unhook your SL drive and install Windows.

Then hook it back up. You can download free Easybcd and then Add Mac OS X to the boot menu.

Or Windows might be added to your Chameleon boot menu. At the worst, nothing is gone, it just

isn't on the boot menu so don't panic. I think you should have a backup way of booting.

 

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/02/cre...e-using_16.html

 

I broke my Windows bootloader, and couldn't boot to Windows. Even thought that Chameleon boot usb stick is mostly for Snow Leopard, in case you break something, I was able to use the Cham boot stick to boot Windows. You may have heard of the saying they invented to describe computer good habits: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time

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