The above size allocations reflect my predicted usage pattern and accounts for the minimal installation size for each OS. Microsoft Office takes an additional 15GB. That is so not the apple. While running Windows 7, do the following:. I found this out the hard way. If any file gets corrupted say from a power outage , Windows 7 will do a chkdsk check disk operation on its own partition and the Windows XP partition.
To prevent Windows 7 from automatically running a chkdsk command on the Windows XP partition, do the following:. If you were affected by this chkdsk issue, there is a way to recover. Just let the Windows 7 chkdsk complete. Once chkdsk is done, follow these steps to reset the Windows XP permissions:. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?
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Surprisingly, Mac OS X The latter is enabled by the Boot Camp driver installation on Windows. Unfortunately, write access is not allowed for either case. If you are using VMware Fusion and was able to load the old Windows 7 Boot Camp installation which we deleted as part of the triple boot process previously, you can load the new Windows 7 partition with a simple change. When VMware Fusion next runs, it will regenerate the necessary info to be able to load the new Windows 7 partition.
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Categories: macOS. Sorry to hear. Which step in the Windows XP installation did you get to? You might be able to repair Windows 7 by booting from the Windows 7 install DVD and selecting the recovery option. Try ended with disk read error. The C: drive is usually the boot drive of whatever Win OS you run. It sounds like when installing XP, the wrong partition Win 7 might have been selected; which would explain how the Win7 partition got overwritten.
In this case, you might need to restart and re-install the Windows 7 onto the Win7 partition again.
Hold C button after boing boot sound to start directly from CD. My mistake… Mark the partition as active from Windows 7 is not a definitive thing. Your email address will not be published. Please re-install a copy of the above file. First: Create Windows 7 and XP Partitions To prepare the hard drive for triple boot, I had to shrink my Mac OS X partition first partition and delete my existing Windows 7 Boot Camp partition in order to create two new partitions, one for Windows 7 second partition and the other for Windows XP third and last partition.
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To answer your question, I will give you 2 answers. First off, it is not officially supported, so it may work, but if it doesn't you can't get support from Apple to make it work again. Now that I have given the official answer, I will give you what I consider to be the "real answer". I have not done this myself, but I have read from others that they have done just what you are looking to do.
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I will add the warning that I have read from others that when they performed the upgrade, it did do something which caused the Boot Camp to stop working, and they could not get it to work again, so it seems to be a crap shoot. If you can perform the install without creating the Recovery partition, then you have a much better chance of it all working properly.
Oct 31, AM. Mac OS X Thanks for your responses. My plans were somewhat undermined by those two discs I mentioned in my OP:.
The first fruit of this endeavour, and the primary motivating factor for creating the dual-boot setup, was un-bricking my Samsung Galaxy Note with a Windows-only program, and getting it to share files with Mountain Lion via USB cable.