1949 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2008 7:22 AM by BillF
the need for you to reactivate is quite obvious.
If and how the 'old' XP installation will work in a new MP is something for 'Trial-and-Error'.
Since the CPUs are from the same Design-Line and the Intel chipset (5400 - 5000) too, chances tend to be quite in your favour.
Personally I would propose a backup of everything important, just in case.
Thanks fortuny & The hatter,
i dont mind the phone activation, a whole lot better than having to reinstall all those dreaded updates and patches and everything else lol.
but its no big deal, i figured id get some ideas before i delve into looking at getting an Octo-core.
Im not sure if i use my Leopard install disc to load up the bootcamp drivers from there into the XP partition it might "Octo-proof" itwith the drivers for the hardware used in the newer macpros? lol no idea, but worth a guess.
BTW what are some good utilities of making a clone of an XP Drive?
I still use WinClone http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/ for a full image backup oy my XP. Be ware that WinClone only works when your Windows partition uses NTFS file system.
As for the dreaded updates and patches, have a look at this little helper tool from the german computer magazine c't http://www.heise-security.co.uk/articles/80682
It downloads the updates and patches from the Microsoft website in one run and makes an offline update CD from them, which you can use again and again.
I find it quite helpful.
I actually moved a drive from a 2.66 that had bootcamp on it and it worked fine. I did not recall any issues with the reactivation. Now, I only had the drive in there for a little while, so I am not sure what happens when it does that little spin to the internet if you install a new MS program and it determines if you have a "Genuine" MS product. I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Apple users installing MS products maybe less likely to swipe the MS windows (but I could be wrong).