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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 5. Install and Use Boot Camp

Apple offers a 25-page PDF guide to setting up Boot Camp, which, interestingly, contains considerably more detail than they provide for installing or upgrading Mac OS X. The setup guide (which you can download from http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/) is reasonably complete, accurate, and well written. Much of what follows in this section reiterates Apple's recommended steps; however, I've also included some warnings and clarifications.

Assemble Your Tools

If you followed the instructions earlier in Collect the Ingredients, you already have an Intel-based Mac (a necessity for Boot Camp) with adequate RAM and disk space, as well as a Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP disc with SP2 or later (see Create ...

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