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Mac OS X on Dell XPS L521X

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I have a Dell XPS L521X mid 2012

Board Dell 029M77
i7 3632QM
8Gb Ram
750 HDD
NVidia GeForce GT 640M

I want to install Mac OSX 10.8 but I have win 7 installed on it. I want to know what to do to have a dual boot without uninstall win 7 or loose any data. I have a partition of 50 Gb available for OS X.

If you could make a video it will be amazing.

Thanks
 

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I have a Dell XPS L521X mid 2012

Board Dell 029M77
i7 3632QM
8Gb Ram
750 HDD
NVidia GeForce GT 640M

I want to install Mac OSX 10.8 but I have win 7 installed on it. I want to know what to do to have a dual boot without uninstall win 7 or loose any data. I have a partition of 50 Gb available for OS X.

If you could make a video it will be amazing.

Thanks

Does your laptop have only nvidia or nvidia+intel graphics? The difference is important.

Please provide complete details in your profile/signature
(Profile/Settings link in upper right corner of this site)

System: manufacturer/model + bootloader(Clover/Chameleon/Chimera)
CPU: detailed CPU model + motherboard chipset
Graphics: all graphics devices + laptop internal screen resolution

For example, typical Ivy laptop:
System: HP ProBook 4540s (Clover)
CPU: i5-3320m/HM76
Graphics: HD4000, 1366x768

Use CPU-Z on Windows to find CPU (Core iX-xxx) and motherboard chipset (HMxx), and graphics capabilities. For a laptop, these details are important and affect critical installation procedures.
 
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Motherboard
Dell XPS 15 L521x
CPU
I7 3632QM
Graphics
GeForce GT 640m + Intel HD 4000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Dell XPS L521x (i dont know what's Clover/Chameleon/Chimera bootloader)
Intel Core i7-3632QM/HM77
Intel HD 4000 + NVidia GeForce GT 640M 2Gb, 1920x1080
 
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Dell XPS L521x (i dont know what's Clover/Chameleon/Chimera bootloader)

These are the bootloaders for OS X. Once you have successfully installed the OS X in your HDD. You have to install one of the bootloader for booting the OS X from your HDD. This one you can update at that time. Remainings you should have to update in your profile.

Intel Core i7-3632QM/HM77
Intel HD 4000 + NVidia GeForce GT 640M 2Gb, 1920x1080

Your hardware details should be in your profile.Because no one will come back and check all of your posts for identifying your hardware details.
 

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Dell XPS L521x (i dont know what's Clover/Chameleon/Chimera bootloader)
Intel Core i7-3632QM/HM77
Intel HD 4000 + NVidia GeForce GT 640M 2Gb, 1920x1080

Please read carefully... "in your profile"...
 

RehabMan

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Motherboard
Intel DH67BL
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HD 3000
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Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I have a Dell XPS L521X mid 2012

Board Dell 029M77
i7 3632QM
8Gb Ram
750 HDD
NVidia GeForce GT 640M

I want to install Mac OSX 10.8 but I have win 7 installed on it. I want to know what to do to have a dual boot without uninstall win 7 or loose any data. I have a partition of 50 Gb available for OS X.

If you could make a video it will be amazing.

Thanks

You should have a backup of your data. HDDs can fail at any time, and it is likely you'll need to reinstall Windows anyway.

Some guides:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-...-booting-os-x-installer-laptops-unibeast.html

http://www.tonymacx86.com/multi-booting/96000-guide-dual-booting-mountain-lion-windows-8-a.html

If your laptop has UEFI boot capability, consider using Clover instead: http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-...oting-os-x-installer-laptops-clover-uefi.html
 
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