can i format mac and instal windows?

instal windows on an iMac

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Answer

    You have two methods to install Windows:

    1) Use Apple's Boot Camp which, after Windows is installed, will start up your iMac as either a Mac OS or as a Windows OS. To install Boot Camp, run the Boot Camp Assistant application that comes with Snow Leopard (found inside utilities in applications).

    2) Use a program such as VM Fusion (VMWare), or, Parallels. These programs will run Windows inside a window on your Mac. Using these programs you can run windows and mac applications side by side.

    Of course, you will need to supply your own Windows CD for any of the above methods.