Is it dangerous to installl Windows XP on your Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ntsapp3, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. ntsapp3, Jan 21, 2007
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  2. TowerRat macrumors newbie

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    Relax, you & the MBP will be fine. I just finished using XP with bootcamp. This is my first MAC & I needed the idea of falling back to XP. Well now I have moved to Paralells and have deleted my Bootcamp partition. It was no problem at all. You don't have to reinstall OS when deleting Bootcamp.Just make sure you read the instructions.
    The only issue I had was no fan control in XP using bootcamp. My MBP runs hot. I get the fan control through Paralells.

    Good luck & have Fun
     
  3. cbetta macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is very dangerous, because Microsoft might declare your MBP "Vista Capable", allowing them to force new hardware to you, which you can't install, that way leading to being stalked by MS tech geeks who want to sell you a DELL.
     
  4. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Terrible things will happen, nations will crumble and the world as we know it will cease to exist.

    But go ahead, it'll run fine and nothing will happen to your computer. If you ever decide you don't like it, yes, you can format the HD and start again.
     
  5. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I've installed/witnessed Boot Camp on about 6 Macs, all without any problem whatsoever, but on these forums, I've read several threads about major problems with Boot Camp, so I would never promise that "nothing will happen to your computer". If you read the instructions and follow them thoroughly then you will have a better outcome. But remember, the instructions from Apple include backing up everything before attempting...
     
  6. ntsapp3, Jan 21, 2007
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