So I got my hands on a retail copy of the most recent Mac OS x (10.6.3 I believe) and I was wondering if anyone here has any experience of having a dual-boot machine with these two OS's. I have an i5 laptop so I should be able to on a hardware level I just don't know if I can safely install Mac without erasing my Windows.
I did find some tutorials on Google, but after skimming them it sounds like they are walking you through how to simply install Mac OS x on a PC machine, not dual-booting. I was wondering if the simplest way to do this would be to simply follow one of these guides, reformatting my drive to the Mac standard, and than having a system mirror/full backup of my Windows 7 OS and files, and simply restoring that on a partition I make after installing Mac.
The main guide I was looking at was http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-install-mac-os-x-on-a-pc-without-using-a-mac/
It seems to be the best, but I am pretty sure that wouldn't work for dual-booting because he tells you to format and partition your drive. Unless, of course, my idea for the system mirror works.
Sorry if what I am trying to do is simply crazy and impossible, I am not the most computer literate. I am not completely illiterate but I am certainly lacking. I hope you all can fill in the gaps! Thanks.
P.S. I am simply doing this to say that I can, not for any particular reason. I would still appreciate your advice.