Major problems running XP pro on MBP 17"

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Duderonimous, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Duderonimous macrumors newbie

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    I loaded XP pro via bootcamp yesterday and have spent less than 3 hr total running it, but it is really buggy. So far it has :
    -given me error messages on startup (asking to start in Safe Mode)
    -asked to check the disk integrity on startup
    -locking up while idling (it was actually downloading windows updates)

    I've been using XP pro for years on my Dell laptop and it has always been a rock-solid operating system. I honestly can't remember the last time XP crashed (applications yes, but not the operating system).

    The only obvious difference was that I formatted the partition as FAT32 (so I can access files from OSX).

    I have the feeling that these are problems specific to some of the Mac proprietary hardware.

    Anyone else having these types of issues? Suggestions?
     
  2. lexus macrumors 68000

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  3. Duderonimous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup. Followed the installation to the letter. Had no problems during the install (other than the box getting red hot).
     
  4. Duderonimous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I found the problem

    Win XP is set to do automatic updates, and one of the updates just would not download. Semi-automatic downloading (through the Update link in the start bar) would cause the box to hang. Manual download and execution appears to have corrected the problem.

    Next, I need to address the extreme heat generated while using XP (I think I need to underclock the GPU, like OSX does).
     
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Hmm....interesting, for me with a MBP 15.4" inch, I didn't have any issue running Windows. You stayed away from the hardware upgrades right? It actually ran cooler for me than Mac OS X sometimes does. :confused:

    I'd try formatting it NTFS and use a FAT external harddrive or thumb drive as intermediaries.
     

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