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Has anyone successfully dual booted Windows XP Professional 64-bit SP2 on a 2011 MacBook Pro?

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I have spent many hours this past week trying to dual boot Windows XP Professional 64-bit SP2 on my 2011 MacBook Pro (10.6.8) with no luck. The installation appears to go just fine up until I hold down the Option key and and boot Windows... I get the following error every single time:

 

"Windows could not restart because the following file ismissing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe"

 

I have scoured the internet for a solution and have tried everything from deleting the Windows partition and re-installing to trying all the methods provided on the Microsoft Support webpage: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477

 

So before I give up on XP 64-bit and purchase a copy of Windows 7 64-bit I want to ask the members of this community if anyone has had success where I have failed...

 

Thanks,

 

Nick

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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