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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mikehokie, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    Just have a few n00b questions about Boot Camp. Now from my understanding all you need to run Windows software on a Mac is:

    A Mac (obviously)
    Windows XP Home Basic (or any other)
    Boot Camp (which is free)
    The DVD/CD (in this case is Civilization)

    So how do I install XP on my Mac? Do I just run boot camp and then put the XP CD in? Then as far as running Civilization 4 do I just run Boot Camp and put the DVD in and boom?

    What about MS Office can you put that on Boot Camp? Sorry for the dumb questions but just wanted to make sure.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    You need the XP disk to be Service Pack 2.

    You need either a CD for the drivers, or a spare USB stick.

    Yes, you just run boot camp, and follow the simple instructions.

    Make sure you use Windows programs (e.g. not Mac:Office) :)
     
  3. mikehokie thread starter macrumors regular

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    CD for what drivers
     
  4. brkirch macrumors regular

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    You need a blank CD so that when you go through the process of setting up Boot Camp you'll have a CD to record the Windows drivers for the Mac hardware onto. The Boot Camp requirements are listed in this article. Once you have everything you need, just follow the instructions that Boot Camp comes with.
     
  5. Kosamus macrumors newbie

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    xp use

    So can I use the copy of XP that is currenty on my tower for my MBP boot camp partion?
     
  6. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    You can, but it's not legal. ;)
     
  7. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    If you read the Boot Camp documentation, it will tell you exactly how to do everything.
     

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