OS X Lion: Install Windows 7 on your Mac

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Install Windows 7 on your Mac

You can install Windows 7 on your Mac using Boot Camp Assistant.

Note: If you have already installed Boot Camp on your Mac and want to upgrade Windows, you don’t need to reinstall Boot Camp.

To install and set up Windows on a Mac with Mac OS X version 10.7, you need:

  • A USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and trackpad

  • The latest firmware updates installed

  • At least 10 GB of free space on the disk you’re installing on

  • A built-in optical disc drive or an external optical drive connected directly to your computer

  • A licensed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate

Important: You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc.
  1. Back up the important information on your computer.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (located in the Utilities folder in Launchpad).
  3. Print and follow the instructions in the “Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide.”

To install Windows using Boot Camp, you must be logged in as an administrator of your computer.

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2013

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