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Win7 on MAC mini problems

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#1 Radio-Monkey


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:20 AM

My employer needs to use Windows 7 on a MAC mini. I have successfully installed it, wiped the MAC OS and put windows 7 on it with the supported drivers from apple. I'm not using bootcamp, the MAC OS is gone.
On start-up there is a delay powering the keyboard. So you get the CTRL+ALT+DELETE login screen but the keyboard may not be powered by USB for another few minutes.
Any suggestions? A weird one I know.

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#2 Greg62702


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:14 AM

Why not get a PC?  Apple will not support your boss, due to having Windows on it.  He was better in keeping Mac OS, and if he needed Windows, use Parallels to install Windows.  You can also use Boot Camp.  See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1461 and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986


So go back install Mac Os-X, then use the Boot Camp instructions in the second link, to install Windows 7.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

its really due to the fact we need a compact machine without a fan. the intel NUCs have a fan inside them.


The applications we need to run work only on windows, and my boss thinks using Bootcamp would only add issues. he wants windows only.


Any ideas why the keyboard takes longer to power up?

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