3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2013 7:06 AM by mende1
macojoma Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to install windows xp on one partition of my new macbook pro, because I still have an old windows xp installation cd. who knows if this works without problems considering that bootcamp manual indicates that windows 7 and higher is necessary.

MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities


    The Mid 2012 MacBook Pro only supports 64-bit Windows 7 and 8 versions > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 That means that Windows XP is not supported on your computer by using Boot Camp.


    Instead of installing Windows XP in Boot Camp, install Windows 7 or Windows 8, or install Windows XP on an app like Parallels, VMware Fusion or VirtualBox, so you can run Windows and OS X at the same time. You won't have any performance problem with Windows XP

  • macojoma Level 1 (0 points)

    thx, but I thought i have to create first 2 partitions after i can install vitual box. So if I understand you correct i do not need to make the partition and could install virtual box immediately. after this I could install windows xp within this virtual box. Correct?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    Correct. A virtual machine creates a virtual hard drive, so you don't need to make a partition on the hard disk