XP for cheap for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by smitha96, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. smitha96 macrumors regular

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  2. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    OEM should be fine. Understand though that XP Home will only support one physical CPU, or in this case 2 of the 4 cores. I'm running XP Home (under Parallels not Bootcamp) on my Mac Pro
     
  3. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    I think Home only does 1 core as well... I may be wrong on that one but I don't think Home supports multiple cores even
     
  4. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    You must purchase XP INCLUDING SP2.

    You'll want XP Pro SP2 if you want full access to all your processor cores.
     
  5. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    I agree
    newegg has it for about $140
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    It supports multiple cores, not multiple processors.
     
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  8. smitha96 thread starter macrumors regular

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    XP Pro w/ SP 2?

    Can someone just point me to a cheap pro copy that will work? I actually couldn't find it on NewEgg, but I might just be stupid.
     
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  10. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Or you could get SP1 and slipstream SP2 into the disk, which is perfectly legal but complicated. At least it was for me.

    I vote for the newegg version. Anything you get for cheap off ebay is bound to be a copy.
     
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    I'm SO glad that nothing in my life requires Windows XP anything :D
     

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