Bootcamp on a MAC [Help]

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RyeRye, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. RyeRye macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    Ok so I have a MacBookPro and I wanted to put Bootcamp on it, so I could edit in Sony Vegas, because I suck at Final Cut Pro. But anyways, I was using Parallels but it's too laggy, so I want to do BootCamp, and I don't know how to do it without the Windows CD.

    I have a Windows XP ISO, but I don't know how to get it on either a CD, or onto a Flash Drive, what is cheaper, and how do I do it?

    Because i'm about to go to walmart so I need to know what to buy.
  2. techguy20 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2010

    I'd recommend using a DVD to install it. A CD should work for XP, but a DVD would be quicker, assuming your Macbook Pro isn't ancient and has a DVD burner.

    You can also use a USB Flash Drive, but that isn't usually as stable as having a DVD/CD. There can also be some drive format issues as well.

    Once you get a blank DVD/CD, open up Disk Utility. File > Open Disk Image, and select your XP ISO. Then, click the Burn button and burn the image to your blank media.

    When you have the XP on the disc media, open Bootcamp Assistant (found in Applications > Utilities), and run through the steps there to partition your Hard Drive and install the OS.

    Hope that helps!
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Some of that depends on which Mac and version of OS X you are using.

    Can you fill us in?

    (Because of the MBA, recent versions of OS X and certain Macs can install using a USB key and ISO.)

    You will need either an 8GB USB drive or a writeable DVD to proceed.


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