Category Archives: Apple Mac OS X

Mac mini (Late 2009) – Memory upgrade

Memory:

  • Before: 2 GB 1067 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs
  • After:
    • Capacity: 8 GB (2 X 4 GB)
    • Type: DDR3 SO-DIMMs Apple
    • Number of pins: 204
    • Voltage: 1.5 V
    • Frequency: 1066 MHz
    • Manufacturer: OWC (Other World Computing)
    • Model: OWC8566DDR3S8GP

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How to install Windows 7 on a Mac mini (Late 2009) with Yosemite

1. MAC OS X Yosemite > Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp Assistant

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (1)

2. Choose the option “Download the lated Windows support software from Apple”. The downloaded software (drivers) should be saved on a USB Drive.

3. Open the Boot Camp Assistant again and choose the options “Create Windows 7 install disk” and “Install Windows 7”.

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (2)

4. Create a bootable USB Drive for Windows Installation. Choose the path where the Windows 7.iso image is located and then select the destination disk (a new empty USB drive).

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (3)

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (4)

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (5)

5. Create a partition for Windows. Then you have to install Windows by booting from the USB drive (step 4) and the drivers you have downloaded and saved on a USB (Step 2).

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (6)

BOOTCAMP ASSISTANT (7)

6. Dual boot MAC OS X Yosemite – Windows 7. You have to install rEFInd Boot Manager software by running the install.sh on the MAC OS X console.

rEFInd

Notes

  • Step 4 –  Create a bootable USB Drive for Windows Installation. In case that the Windows7.iso image has not been created properly you will receive the error “Non-system disk”. We recommend that you create a bootable USB Drive for Windows Installation on a Windows machine using “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool”.
  • There is a possibility when running Boot Camp Assistant that the option “Create Windows 7 install disk” does not exist. Some changes need to be made in Boot Camp Assistant in order to overcome this issue. These modifications require Xcode to be installed.