Bootcamp and Windows

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  1. Washac, Nov 11, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010

    Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    #1
    Hi All


    if I add another internal drive in my Mac Pro can I assume I can install Bootcamp upon it
    and then run PC based games and stuff.

    Do I have have to install Winblows to be able to do this ?

    Not having been involved in this before, is there an idiots guide for setting all this up anywhere ?


    Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #2
    Yes, you have to have your own copy of Windows
    XP SP 2 or higher (Vista, Win7)

    The Bootcamp Utility has a Guide to follow
    I suggest printing it and following it step by step

    And as always, have a backup of everything :)
     
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Possible, but it is not necessary.

    Just insert another drive and start the bootcamp assistant. The following procedure is self explanatory.
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    As you want to use a separate disk, you don't even have to run Boot Camp, as it's just a partition tool so Windows can share a single disk with OS X.

    But it won't hurt if you do (can allow Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the disk, which can't if you just install without BC on a separate drive).


    The BC disk does have the Windows drivers on it (what the setup.exe file does on the BC disk). Windows 7 does well finding the necessary drivers on it's own (not sure if this works with wireless mice and keyboards on newer MP's; '08's had problems IIRC), but older versions will require you to run the setup.exe file (can't locate driver files on their own).
     

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