EEep. Start from the very beginnging please.

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

  1. samrulestothema macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2008

    Unfortunately before i start, i must admint. Im a Noob. I know very little, eg. nothing, about macs. i have a windows xp cd right beside me but am terrified of ruining my mac, so i havnt put it in

    Could some kind person please explain to me if i need a different xp cd (in mac format) or if the cd i got for comp is same as for my mac.

    Also could some one explain (if i have the right cd) where to start in installing this? a step bystep guide would be oh so helpful :D

  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Hi no the disk you have will do fine as it only comes in windows format,go to Finder ( square blue/white face on your dock )>Macintosh HD ( left side )>Applications >Utilities> Bootcamp Assistant,open up bootcamp assistant and follow things threw,you need to decide first how big you want your XP partition,min 5GB & decide what you want up from from that ( what apps & programs you use & how much space they take up ) id format your XP partition NTFS ( it will give you this option during the install ) before doing ANY of this when you open up bootcamp there is a option to print out the instructions,use it & you should be Ok. The instructions as well as additional help should you need it can also be found here,good luck

    EDIT: you will have to buy a new XP disk if your trying to use it on two machines as its against the EULA ( these are rules ) to do with your user agreement

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