dual boot on new mac mini (yosemite +win xp 64)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by NedJoeStut, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. NedJoeStut macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2015
    I know that BootCamp 5 will only allow windows 7 or 8 to be installed on an ntsf partition but I want to install win xp 64 on 200GB partition of the mini's HD...but Bootcamp 4 will do win xp 64 with no issues (except for possible changes past 3 yrs in required drivers for windows xp use).

    Generally, KISS (keep it simple stupid): 1. under yosemite, partition drive 800/200; 2. save yosemite partition on external drive (proper format); 3. install mountain lion (complete including its bootcamp 4); install windows xp 64 on the new BootCamp drive; 5. Restore yosemite to 800 GB partition.

    Of course the devil is in the details....What details prevent this path of being achieved? What modifications will be required to make it work?

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Your Mac Mini will not install anything older than Yosemite. The EFI in the MM's logic board will do an OS check before allowing it to be installed.

    Besides, ML does not have the drivers required for the new Mac Mini's hardware.

    Your only method is to use Parallels or VMware Fusion, or VBox if you're not looking to pay.

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