Loaded XP on my 24" iMAC - Easy

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Xirtic88, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Xirtic88 macrumors newbie

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    I bought this iMac last week. My first ever MAC purchase as I am a Windows Administrator. Ugggggg. I love this MAC.
    Anyways, I had to slip stream SP2 into my XP image but the directions I found in a post from this forum made it very simple. Running boot camp was very easy. I printed the PDF instructions that came with boot camp and followed it precisely. Less than an hour later I was playing Oblivion on high graphics. The graphics are amazing in that game. Even the outside areas were smooth and very detailed.

    Thanks to SiliconAddict for supplying a great post and this link from the Slip Streaming thread:
    http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yeah just finished setting up XP on my Mac as well. Was pretty surprised how quick it was (except for the fact that I put a SP1 XP disk in by mistake at first and got myself into a bit of a problem with that).

    Still waiting to see what the graphics are like though :).
     
  3. Nym macrumors 6502a

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    whoa, I also have a 24" iMac and I know the feeling! it's great to dual boot :D

    Congratulations for making the switch, I hope you're enjoying that big white beast :p

    Anyway, just a premonition, any minute now someone is gonna post in this thread saying that you mispelled Mac.
    It's typed Mac (short for Macintosh) not MAC (because its not an acronym or whatever) :) just wanted to let you know that it will probably happen :D eheheh, congrats again!
     
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    anybody else find these two statements together to be strange? :confused:

    congrats on that new, fast, beautiful machine!
     
  5. Xirtic88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha... Were all idiots in some way. :D I work in a large environment and other teams, such as SMS, handle updating. I knew what it was, I just never had a reason to do it before. I see its pretty basic. The instructions saved me from having to figure it out myself, which is always nice.
     
  6. alaibubu macrumors member

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    I also have the 24" iMac and have installed XP succesfully. I noticed during installation of XP that it seemed slow and lagging compared to when I installed it on my 2 year old AMD64 3200. After installing the drivers all seem to be well though. Is this normal?
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, that's what drivers are for, to allow the OS to take full use of the hardware.
     
  8. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    To the OP,

    As a windows admin then you will love this lil' utility...It brought me memories of old dos dual boot options and bios editing

    http://refit.sourceforge.net/
     

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