Couple or questions about bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by XP Defector, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    What should I format the drive partition as? NF32 or FAT32?

    Do copies of XP (SP2) that ship with Dell's work for Bootcamp?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Your choice of NTFS vs FAT32 depends on if you think you will need to write to your XP partition from OS X. Personally, I use NTFS and use a USB stick to transfer files... Also, if your XP partition is larger than 32 Gb XP won't allow you to format it FAT32.

    No, a Dell OEM copy of XP will not only not work on your Mac it's a violation of the EULA in which the license of XP is inextricably tied to the Dell it came with.

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