64-Bit XP: Feasible?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by faust, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. faust macrumors regular

    faust

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    I purchased a copy of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition back when I built my most recent computer for my own personal use. It costed me about $200, and I had to beat the crap out of the OS to be able to run the programs I wanted to. But, it did finally work and I have no complaints about it.

    I have an urge to install that copy of Windows onto my Macbook Pro in order to play Age of Conan, or make use of my lifetime subscription to Lord of the Rings Online. Would it be feasible to do so? Will the drivers for Boot Camp work with 64-bit XP? Or upon installing it, will my Macbook Pro have a seizure?
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    You can install 64bit windows XP. I have done it on many occassions. The trick is to use the 64 bit drives on the disk. You'll have to install them 1 by 1 since the BootCamp64.msi thinks your running Windows Server 2003.
     
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    As I'm sure you're already aware, XP 64 is a joke. See here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500403

    On the flip side, I've been running Age of Conan on Vista 64 and it has been nothing but awesome.
     

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