dual boot question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by eldonhenley, May 30, 2006.

  1. eldonhenley macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to buy one of the new macbooks. I'm likely to just get the base one (1099). Do all levels of macbooks support the DualBoot feature, or do you have to get one of the higher end ones to use windows on it?
    (first time poster and mac user, thanks for the help!)
     
  2. Macer macrumors regular

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    All intel macs support dual boot into windows.
     
  3. eldonhenley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the tip. But one more thing....
    I'll assume I have to provide my own copy of WinXP? or does it come pre-installed?
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Not normally, but MacMall among other sellers provide a bundled XP option for $150 for XP Home, $200 for XP Pro.
     
  5. Macer macrumors regular

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    I will give you a copy of windows xp or vista beta if you want.
     
  6. eldonhenley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a friend who used to work at best buy who has xp pro i can have. thanks though! i'm ordering the mac asap (this week)
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

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    and just how legal is that ;)

    remember, MR has no place for shady dealings... they go everywhere else.
     
  8. Macer macrumors regular

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    how legal is what. giving him my own original copy of windows xp. It is very legal.
     

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