questions about windows.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rickay726, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Rickay726 macrumors 6502

    Rickay726

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    im buying a mbp soon and was just wondering, how exactly do i get windows on it, does it come with windows disc? or do i have to go buy my own version of windows, and if so how would i go about instailling it?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    Apple provide you with access to download a program called bootcamp. Its bascially a small aplication that allows you to burn a cd with windows drivers for your hardware, partition your drive giving xp some space, and that's it.

    It must be downloaded from apples website.

    Windows XP with SP2 integrated must be bought seperatly.
     
  3. beatsme macrumors 65816

    beatsme

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    is there a website or a thread somewhere in this forum that has explicit, step-by-step instructions on how exactly the Windows-on-a-Mac thing is done? I'm planning to do this fairly soon (probably this weekend) so any help would be appreciated.

    also, re: bootcamp
    is it necessary to burn a CD? Can I not just create a partition on my drive and simply drag the windows drivers over to it?
     

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