A few questions about BootCamp

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I'm getting a MacBook Pro, and I have a few questions about BootCamp for people that have used it.

    1. Has anyone had any serious problems?
    2. Where can I get a cheap copy of Windows XP?
    3. How hard is it to install Vista beta?
    4. How big should the Windows partition be on an 80GB Hard Drive?
     
  2. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    1. i can't speak for everyone, but I haven't
    2. If you're buying you MBP from a reseller, they'll sell you a OEM copy of XP for around 99 bucks.
    3. I've yet to load Vista, but i've seen others with it installed.
    4. Depending o what u want to do. I gave my windows partition 15G on my 60G drive.

     
  3. balamw Moderator

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  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Eeek. I think I'll wait for Leopard, I read some topics in that forum you posted and it sounds pretty scary.
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    windows on the mac is always going to be scary, no matter how you do it.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    As for Installing Windows Vista beta 2, I'm having a hell of a time. I finally got Vista to install (third time's the charm), but now I can't seem to install the Mac drivers from the bootcamp CD.
     
  7. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOL, how true.
     

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