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Hey ! Please first of read out the question.

  • I brought a whole new mac mini as I am an iPhone developer - I prefer to use it.
  • But most of my family members are not used to with mac osx.
  • They don't know how to operate os x.
    • Managing files
    • Opening documents
    • Browser & many many other issues.
  • It's not their age to learn more, people like us ( computer geek ) can easily get into new systems.
  • I had many attempted efforts to teach them for all these above topics in windows.

Summary, Of all these, I know how to use mac, but they don't know. They stare like I am making private & bad usage of mac.

In short, I just want to install windows. So, that they can feel that mac mini is for all members not for just me.


Original Question

  • Dual Boot windows & os x on mac mini ?
  • Is it possible ?
  • How ? Does it void warranties of apple ?
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

It is perfectly legal and also support by Apple. You can find information here (from 2006, so some things might have changed) and here.

But it is easy to do. Just go to Applications → Utilities → Boot Camp Assistant and follow the instructions.

(Direct link to the install instructions)

Make sure you make a backup before, just in case ;)

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@Felix. "It is perfectly legal & support by Apple" - made me very happy. –  Sagar R. Kothari Apr 23 '10 at 6:26
    
@sagar: Have a look at this page apple.com/macosx/compatibility , they even promote it ;) So really it is no big deal. –  Felix Apr 23 '10 at 6:33
    
@sugar: It's not that Microsoft don't allow their systems to run OS X but that Apple will only allow OS X to be run on Apple hardware. –  pelms Apr 23 '10 at 9:48

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