Dual Booting the MSI Wind: Blowing in the Breeze, Part 3

This is an update to my earlier post regarding the Wind and OSX; and is just a quick update, kids…  It took a bit of doing, AND I gave up on trying to figure out how to create a bootable, Windows based USB stick. I pulled down 2 different tools, and neither could make the 8GB SanDisk Cruzer I have bootable. I’m guessing it was an issue with Vista Ultimate (running that on my MacBook Pro) and not the tools themselves; but with my Gateway desktop OFFICIALLY belly up, I had no other XP box to work from…

I am working with Dan Cohen fellow Gear Diary Team Member, to validate the process I used to insure its truly repeatable; and will have a FULL write up later. However,  I have gotten the Wind to dual boot both XP Home and OSX Leopard, with the latest 10.5.6 software updates, all hardware working, including the camera and WiFi card in both OS’.

Look for the full schmere later today (or likely later tomorrow).  We’re trying to incorporate some video along with the how-to guide I’m writing… So stay tuned!

  • Ryan

    Great information and site. I just bought a Wind and I'm waiting to see your next post with detailed instructions. Thanks for sharing.

  • tyeguy86

    I too just purchased the Wind and am eagerly awaiting your detailed instructions. As you have discovered – there is lots of information out there – however trying to weed through it all is daunting – your experiences and the fact you have it working would be great to follow how you did it.

    Please please post your instructions – I would love to get it up and running soon 🙂 🙂

  • jmbneaf

    I used this method (see link below) for a bootable Windows USB thumbdrive/ stick to load Windows 7 Beta on my Acer Aspire One. Don’t see why it wouldn’t work for you as well.


    Works great – maybe it will help ?