How to install Windows XP on new MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by TinyHulk, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I have the latest 11.6 MacBook Air 1.8Ghz with 4GB Ram and bought a MacBook Air External superdrive.

    Obviously I use Mac OS X Lion since it was preinstalled.

    I tried to install Windows XP 64-bit via bootcamp but bootcamp says only Windows 7 blablabla.

    Since I want to use Windows for gaming I want Windows XP (more compatibility then Windows 7)

    Can anyone tell me the steps how to do this? VMware and/or Parralells is not an option.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Why are you installing a 10 year old operating system? Just install Tiny7.
    Finding an answer for you could be a task because I've never heard of someone using windows XP in 2011
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    Exactly...why would you WANT to install Windows XP? It's the most virus susceptible Windows operating system...and its OLD.

    It's like buying a shiny new Ferrari 458 and sticking a Chevy v8 350 carbearuated engine in it. LOL
  4. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'm surprised you are using Windows XP 64-bit, since that version had a lot of compatibility issues. Anyway, is Windows XP Mode within Windows 7 Pro an option?
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    Someone just posted the same thing as what you want to do on the the Windows on the Mac forum: Os X Lion Bootcamp and XP
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Oh I never worried about virusses since I only use it for gaming.

    Okay lets forget Windows XP.

    I tried installing Windows 7 (downloaded ISO but I have a genuine cdkey but I broke my disc) and after formatting the USB stick it stops half way when copying files. What is wrong?
  7. macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2011
    New Zealand
    This is off a Gizmodo article on Hackers "There's also another reason that malware writers have surged: Microsoft Windows XP. That ancient system is, unbelievably, still the most widely used operating system on the planet. It's installed on more than 50 percent of all machines connected to the Internet, and it's very insecure."
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Well there are still a lot of corporations that still use xp and some of us own a copy of xp and would rather not shell out for a full copy of windows 7 just to run occasionally on a mac.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    I did it and guide written: here ya go


    See my guide

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