Dual OS on laptop info

LexyV

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Hello Tom'sHardware

I am buying a new laptop for college, I'm using the services of PcSpecialist to pick all the individual parts for the laptop. They put it together and send it over.

Though I have a question concerning whether it's possible to have both the MacIOS and Windows operating systems on a laptop. I was planning on putting both on an SSD drive (this being the: 128GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280), and then having an SSHD :) 1TB Seagate Firecuda 2.5" SSHD) as the main storage drive for the laptop. I would like to use the IOS for all school related stuff since I find it easier and smoother to work with, and the windows os for all the rest and some light gaming. Or would all this make the laptop too clogged and slow?

If you want to have a look at the laptop I've decided to buy: http://
The (most important) chosen parts are:
- i5 8250U
- 8GB Corsair 2133 MHz SODIMM DDR4
- intel HD Graphics 610/620 - 1,7 GB Max DDR4 VRAM DX12
- the aformentioned storage drives

If anyone could tell me whether this is possible or not, if there are better options for a laptop (preferably on pcspecialist) of my price range (~600€), if it ìs possible for both OS' to run on it, and if so help me through the installation process, I would be very grateful (willing to give a small compensation, I know I'm asking for a lot here).

Thanks
Lexy
 
1. You apparently are doing a Hackintosh, this is not the site to ask this.

2. You can dual-boot, work with one OS at a time, anytime you want to switch you have to reboot, or run a Virtual Machine, but a VM will slow down your gaming, I dunno how much or whether acceptable, I don't game.
 

asoroka

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The only way to get both MacOS and windows legally is to buy a MacBook.

You can dual boot into Linux and Windows, or you could run Linux in a VM using something like VMPlayer from VMWare
 

LexyV

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I'm guessing no one can help anyway since it would infringe on the forums' rules? Since I'll probably be doing it illegally.
 
1. You apparently are doing a Hackintosh, this is not the site to ask this.

2. You can dual-boot, work with one OS at a time, anytime you want to switch you have to reboot, or run a Virtual Machine, but a VM will slow down your gaming, I dunno how much or whether acceptable, I don't game.
 

asoroka

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use a VM for the OS that you will not be Gaming in.

Hackintosh is fiddly and apart from violating the license agreement, it is not really worth it. Linux (Mint or Ubuntu) is better than Mac OSX these days.

 
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