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samadder Level 1 (0 points)

I read somewhere that Windows 7 can only install of OS X Lion. I have very limited knowledge on Mac OS. Is that mean Windows XP can't be installed on OS X Lion?


MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,494 points)

    Correct, XP can not be installed using Boot Camp Assistant in Lion.

     

    You can however install XP using a virtual machine like Parallels, Fusion, or VirtualBox.

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,747 points)

    In Windows 7 you can run "as XP", so that it behaves as XP, and it will run XP apps.

  • dalstott Level 4 (2,625 points)

    Addendum: Windows 7 XP mode needs to have Windows 7 Pro installed.

     

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,747 points)

    Right ! indeed ! And it works.

  • Lucosmic Level 1 (0 points)

    Burn a CD WindowsXP.iso on a DVD.

    Bootcamp make a 20gb (if you want a smaller, remove the 20gb, and make a smaller formated in FAT)

     

    Startup finds your WindowsXP on the DVD.

    Install on bootcamp your XP :-)

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,925 points)

    Lucosmic wrote:

     

    Burn a CD WindowsXP.iso on a DVD.

    Bootcamp make a 20gb (if you want a smaller, remove the 20gb, and make a smaller formated in FAT)

     

    Startup finds your WindowsXP on the DVD.

    Install on bootcamp your XP :-)

    Boot Camp (Lion version) will not create a partition for or install Windows XP, and then there are no drivers available for it, please don't post this information, it is incorrect.

  • Lucosmic Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Csound1

     

    Did you try it? Please Csound1 don't post information what you didn't comfirm yourself.

    It works on my MacBook late 2008 with Moutian Lion.

     

    Bootcamp lion WILL create a bootcamp partition that you CAN use for Windows7 (or XP).

     

    The thing was that during boot it didn't show a XP cd, it did show XP on dvd.

    So then I could run the XP install. Formated bootcamp partition in FAT.

    And running the installation of XP.

     

    And yes of course  you have to be creative and find the older XP drivers.

    I used the 10.5.6  bootcamp drivers that are usefull for my 2008 system.

     

    For newer systems XP drivers will be a problem in the future.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,925 points)

    Which versions of Windows work with Boot Camp 4.0?

    You can use Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, or Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate with Boot Camp 4.0. Windows XP and Windows Vista are not supported with Boot Camp 4.0.

    That's Apple speaking, the official line.

    I am happy for you that you found a way to make a 12 year old 32bit operating system work in an unsupported configuration.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,494 points)

    You should read the Bootcamp installation and help manuals. Here are the system requirements. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1899.

     

    XP is not supported by Lion nor Mountain Lion.

    If you managed to put together all the drivers that work, great. But XP is not supported and in my opinion is not worth the effort to find all the drivers, if they exist.

  • jomarie33 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Lucosmic,

     

    Do you happen to know how I can get an older game - Medal of Honor Allied Assault - to work on my MacBook Pro? I've installed Vista (by manually installing the drivers created by the bootcamp CD - which was very possible to do...) however, I get the following error:  unable to load opengl subsystem.  Also - my headset doesn't work with TeamSpeak 3.  :/

     

    Looking forward to any information that will help.

  • saturnotaku Level 3 (525 points)

    What are the specs of your MacBook Pro - specifically what GPU does it have?

  • dalstott Level 4 (2,625 points)

    MOHAA was released in 2002 and I am not aware of revision for modern hardware and systems. It should work with XP but who knows what happens with Vista or 7. You could try adjusting the properties to XP if you have a later Windows version.

     

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault System Requirements

    • Windows XP/Me/95/98/2000
    • 733 MHz Intel® Pentium® III or 700 MHz AMD® Athlon™ processor
    • 128 MB RAM;
    • 8x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
    • 3 GB free hard disk space plus space for saved games (additional space required for Windows swap-file);
    • 16 MB OpenGL capable video card using an NVIDIA™ TNT2, GeForce™ or greater;
    • ATI® Rage 128, Radeon® or greater; or PowerVR Kyro II with OpenGL and DirectX 8.0 compatible driver;
    • DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card;
    • Keyboard; Mouse
  • saturnotaku Level 3 (525 points)

    I can offer solutions on how to fix his problem, but it's imperative that I know which GPU his system has, as one fix is quite simple, the other more complex and involved. I would rather not waste my time typing out the longer solution if it doesn't apply to his particular situation.

  • jomarie33 Level 1 (0 points)

    I ran the dxdiag and here's what my system and display are:

    I'm a bit of novice...

     

     

     

    --------------- Display Devices ---------------         Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family      Manufacturer: Intel Corporation         Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family          DAC type: Internal        Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0126&SUBSYS_00DB106B&REV_09    Display Memory: 916 MB  Dedicated Memory: 64 MB     Shared Memory: 852 MB      Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)           Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor       Driver Name: igdumdx32.dll,igd10umd32.dll,igd10umd32.dll    Driver Version: 8.15.0010.2622 (English)       DDI Version: 9Ex Driver Attributes: Final Retail  Driver Date/Size: 1/10/2012 14:12:26, 581120 bytes       WHQL Logo'd: Yes   WHQL Date Stamp:  Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-4266-11CF-E579-D120A9C2C535}         Vendor ID: 0x8086         Device ID: 0x0126         SubSys ID: 0x00DB106B       Revision ID: 0x0009       Revision ID: 0x0009

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