XP Home on Macbook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by theman5725, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    I heard that xp home only supports one processor core or something like that so a dual-core macbook wouldnt get full speed on it. Is this true?
     
  2. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    XP Home has no official support for hyper-threading, dual core CPUs or multiple CPUs.

    For the Core Duo CPU, XP Home will see and use both cores if you have SP2 installed. A google searches "XP Home dual CPU" and "XP Home core duo" turn up numerous relevant pages.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    I call BS. XP SP2 supports one physical processor, including those with virtual or physical second cores.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810231

    EDIT: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/highlights/multicore.mspx

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  4. deepy macrumors regular

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    A couple of days ago i posted a how-to get win2k working with bootcamp on macbook question.

    Anyway this thread just made me realise why i never posted it before.....because of dual core. whoooooops lol
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    :confused: 2K has always supported multi-processors. (It's a Pro OS).

    I would presume that installing the Intel chipset drivers would take care of anything untoward.

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  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    XP Home supports the dual-core processor. You'd need XP Pro for the Mac Pro, however.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Yup, 'cause it has two processors, each with two cores.

    I do wonder if XP Home will support the planned quad core CPUs as one processor.

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