Install Windows 7 Beta in Mac OS X

Feb 7, 2009 - 4 Comments

Windows 7 on Mac Is Windows 7 really the Mac OS X slaying OS that so many claim it to be? Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? There is all sorts of hooplah in the tech world about Microsofts Windows 7 beta, so why not see what the fuss is all about using your Mac? Rather than get a dual-boot setup going, it’s probably best for most users to run Windows 7 in a virtual environment within Mac OS X, and setting it up really isn’t too difficult. Here are several great walkthroughs on getting Windows 7 installed and running on your Mac.

DownloadSquad: Installing Windows 7 on a Mac – Getting Windows 7 running in Mac OS X using either Parallels, VMWare, or VirtualBox – you decide. Lot’s of screenshots to guide you.

VMWare: Windows 7 on a Mac with VMWare Fusion – An ‘official’ walkthrough created by the VMWare team, this is comprehensive and straight from the source, can’t go wrong here

KristanKenney: Run Windows 7 within Sun VirtualBox – more comprehensive than the AppleInsider article below on setting up Windows 7 in Virtualbox.

AppleInsider: Installing Windows 7 Beta on a Mac with Sun VirtualBox – pretty straightforward install process using Sun VirtualBox (which I’ve never used before prior to reading this article)

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in How to, Mac OS X

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  1. Gennice says:

    Great post! thanks for this info… I really wanted to check Windows 7 and now I can!

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  3. Julie says:

    I want to install on your computer windows 7 but where can I download it?

  4. kumar says:

    There is all sorts of hooplah in the tech world about Microsofts Windows 7 beta, so why not see what the fuss is all about using your Mac? Rather than get a dual-boot setup going, it’s probably best for most users to run Windows 7 in a virtual environment within Mac OS X, and setting it up really isn’t too difficult.

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