Can bootcamp handle XP + Vista

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Akula971, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Akula971 macrumors regular

    Akula971

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    Hello,
    I'm wondering if I can just add another drive to my mac pro so that I can boot into OSX or XP or Vista? Can bootcamp handle more than one operating system or must I give up XP to have Vista? The windows bit is needed for games btw.
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Sure, you can add another drive. Just pop one in, launch Boot Camp, and it'll ask you to insert either a Vista disk or an XP disk - you don't need XP to install Vista. My setup has two hard drives for OS X, and one disk solely for Windows.
     
  3. Akula971 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really?

    So when I start the machine up it will show three harddrive pictures in bootcamp, so that I can select either OSX, XP or Vista. I want them all you see.
     
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  6. mkrad macrumors member

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    I have XP on drive 3 and Vista x64 as an upgrade to XP on drive 4. Bootcamp allows access to either thru first Windows boot screen. Fusion only will allow me to boot to XP, however. Drive 2 is cloned backup of OSX 10.5.2 in drive 1.
     

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