Bootcamp for OSX 10.5

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by itisme1760, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

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    I have recently purchaed a Macbook Pro and want to install Windows on it. I have two CDs, Windows XP Professional (version 2002 non SP2) and Windows XP Home (SP2). Can I use the Professional disc? Also I heard that Home only opens up one core for use. Is this true?
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I think you can only use a copy that has SP2 included. I'm not 100% sure though.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can slipstream sp2 i believe onto your pro disk
     
  4. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would Home only limit the Windows environment to 1 Core?
     
  5. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    XP Home just can't use 2 physical processors, such as in the Mac Pro with 2 quad core processors in them.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Slipstream with the XP Pro disc. Forget Home edition, Pro is much better and is officially support w. Boot Camp.
     
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    I heard from Apple support that running Boot camp with Windows is safer than running Fusion or Parallels. Any comments?
     
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  9. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    XP Home is also supported. XP Pro really isn't better for most people. It has a few administrative tools that can allow for a little advanced tweaking that power users might like, but beyond that, there's not many differences (oh, and Pro can join domains, I don't think Home can).

    For most people, XP Home is just fine.
     

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