Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to ChangeAgent)
You cannot install it without using Boot Camp
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to Templeton Peck)
Not sure what you mean. If you mean it is the only way, I beg to differ. As I wrote: I have a MBP Core Duo, where I formatted the last partition in Fat32 and than ran the installer, reformat the Partition and bingo installed the Win software. It runs fine.
Or what do you mean?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to ChangeAgent)
It is not clear what computer model and year you are trying to install XP on but there are no XP drivers for newer hardware.
And, if you are not using Boot Camp Assistant, perhaps finding a more appropriate forum than the Boot Camp forum to post in may produce quicker and better responses.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to ChangeAgent)
Windows still needs a MBR and Disk Utility alone won't cut it that is the one area where BCA or another tool is needed.
If you wipe the entire hard drive and format it as MBR even then I have not seen a successful install on a dedicated hard drive in a Mac Pro tower.
XP also will not align properly on an SSD.
Why go through this? can't be cost because Windows 8 RP is here and free.
And can't be because the Mac doesn't meet the requirements.
XP is without support even from Microsoft and Vista SP2 has reached its EOL.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to ChangeAgent)
OK Got it figured out. Windows can only install on a partitioned disk in section 2, 3, or 4. I tried it on 5. Repartitioned, and installed it on section 4 no problem.
Thanks for thinking with me.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to ChangeAgent)
Can you give more details on how you installed XP?
Did you use Boot Camp Assistant
what about these missing drivers for XP?
more details would be appreciatd...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 11:55 PM (in response to JayWitherspoon)
First step is backup everything.
Next step is backup everything again, somewhere else.
I formatted the "XP to be" partition as DOS.
Inserted XP disk, and reformatted the partition. Pay attention here that you do format the correct one.
Should this reformat fail from the XP disk, you need to either use Disk Utilety to:
Format it in Mac as ExFat and try again.
Format it in Mac as Windows NT Filesystem (NTFS 3G) (this is an addition to Disk Utility you can download for free) and try again.
Hang the machine in T mode on a Win machine and look for the partition and reformat it from there, disconnect and now use your XP DVD to install. (Not sure if this would work over USB, might need FW)
Use a Win7 disk to format the partition (somehow this is a bit more clever software, is what I did, borrowed one).
Once partitioned, install XP. That was it, now boot in to XP, go through ±3 hours of updates and bla.
When finished either install the Bootcamp drivers from your Mac DVD, be ware they might be out of date if your Mac is older. Otherwise in XP go to the Apple WWW and download and install the Bootcamp drivers.
Be ware that Apple no longer supports XP as a Bootcamp software. Mine runs fine, but it is no longer supported.
I suspect that the slowness I experience when I switch OS, is due to this. Read here my other post about this.
Oh did I mention Backup first?
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