How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Mac OS Snow lepard

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by RECdevicehelper, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. RECdevicehelper

    RECdevicehelper Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
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    Hi I would like to dual boot windows 8.1 and Mac OS on my laptop

    I have a Toshiba L875 -12V
    CPU Intel Core i5 3230m it supports SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3
    RAM 8GB
    Graphics Gard AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    HDD 1TB
    Current OS Windows 8.1 Pro

    Let me know if I require anything eles
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    May 22, 2012
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    If you just want the thing to run then install it as a V-machine on hyper-v.
    + hyper-v comes free with windows 8.1 pro and is very easy to turn on.
    - the mac os will not have full control of your system... the basic difference is the graphics card so high end games will not like this setup.

    A more expensive option is vm-ware workstation... install the mac os on this and you can give it full control of the system g-card for game playing.
    + is designed to work on older systems like 7 or xp so may be better if you have them in your network.
    - uses more cpu and ram to run than hyper-v and of course isn't free... there are demo options but mac to windows is tricky and beyond what they can allow.

    To be clear, mac and windows are not going to play nice together outside a V setup.
    #2 ussnorway, Nov 13, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014

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