Bootcamp and an OLD copy of XP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PCtoMAC?, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. PCtoMAC? macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2009

    I just ordered a MBP 13'' and I am pretty sure that I want to use bootcamp rather than running a virtualization(is that what it is called?) to run games the problem is that I have an ancient copy of XP that is pre service pack one. I have read that my copy wont work with bootcamp but that there is a way around this problem. I havn't been about to find out what that is. Could someone let me know what it is or post a link? Is it more complicated than its worth? Any info would be much appreciated.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Install it on a PC, download SP2 or better, install that, follow online directions to slipstream that whole installation onto a disk.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    If you're going to be gaming, Boot Camp is better than virtualization. While virtualization has gotten much better lately, high end gaming will still need Boot Camp for the extra power.

    You'll need Service Pack 2 with Windows XP. If you already have a copy of XP, you can create a slipstream copy of the disc. This merges the Service Pack (which you can download for free from Microsoft) with the disc you already have.

    Here are some instructions on how to do it, although yes, it can be complicated.
  5. PCtoMAC? thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Hmmm doesn't look to bad, Just have to find a PC to do the slipstreaming on....

    Thanks for the quick replies!

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