question about bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Shadylane315, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    is there a website that explains all of steps, warnings, and such for bootcamp. i want to read up on it before i install. also want to know how to parition the hard drive or if possible to run everything from an external hard drive that i have.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Read the documentation Apple provides. http://images.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/pdf/Boot_Camp_Beta_Setup_Guide.pdf

    Running XP from an external is possible but requires modifying some of the windows installation files and is not for the faint of heart. http://guides.macrumors.com/Boot_Camp_Windows_XP_On_External_Drive and read the thread that is linked from the guide.

    Read all of the above and come back here for any questions.

    B
     
  3. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    where can i obtain a windows xp with service pack 2 cd?
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    amazon.com
    newegg.com
    buy.com

    bestbuy
    fry's
    circuit city
    compusa

    oh the list goes on and on and on and on
     
  5. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    i got my copy xp professional from newegg for $135 for the oem. A warning about newegg is that i got my order before htey confirmed my order at all - it took 2 days turnaround for them
     

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