Bootcamp and Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Washac, Nov 11, 2010.

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

    Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    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 ?

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    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

    Nov 30, 2008
    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

    May 6, 2008
    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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